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    Greece Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Hellenic Army (Ellinikos Stratos, ES), Hellenic Navy (Ellinikos Polemiko Navtiko, EPN), Hellenic Air Force (Ellinikos Polemiki Aeroporia, EPA) (2006)

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 17 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation - 12 months for the Army, Air Force; 15 months for Navy; women are eligible for military service (2005)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 2,459,988
      females age 18-49: 2,442,818 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 2,018,557
      females age 18-49: 2,000,650 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 58,399
      females age 18-49: 55,571 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $5.89 billion (2004)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      4.3% (2003)

      NOTE: The information regarding Greece on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Greece Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greece Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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