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    Poland Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Land Forces (includes Navy (Marynarka Wojenna, MW)), Polish Air Force (Polskie Sily Powietrzne, PSP) (2005)

      Military service age and obligation:
      17 years of age for compulsory military service after January 1st of the year of 18th birthday; 17 years of age for voluntary military service; in 2005, Poland plans to shorten the length of conscript service obligation from 12 to 9 months; by 2008, plans call for at least 60% of military personnel to be volunteers; only soldiers who have completed their conscript service are allowed to volunteer for professional service; as of April 2004, women are only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 17-49: 9,681,703
      females age 17-49: 9,480,641 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 17-49: 7,739,472
      females age 17-49: 7,859,165 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 275,446
      females age 17-49: 265,164 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $3.5 billion (2002)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.71% (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Poland 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 Poland Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Poland Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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