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Jordan Military 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Military branches:
Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF): Royal Jordanian Land Force (RJLF), Royal Jordanian Navy, Royal Jordanian Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Urduniya, RJAF), Special Operations Command (Socom); Public Security Directorate (normally falls under Ministry of Interior, but comes under JAF in wartime or crisis) (2008)

Military service age and obligation:
17 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription at age 18 was suspended in 1999, although all males under age 37 are required to register; women not subject to conscription, but can volunteer to serve in non-combat military positions in the Royal Jordanian Arab Army Women's Corps; conscription for males only resurrected in July 2007 in order to provide youth training necessary for job market needs (2010)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,646,215
[see also: Manpower available for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,579,268 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower available for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,416,681
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,358,608 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower reaching military service age annually:
male: 73,554
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 69,359 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - female country ranks ]

Military expenditures:
8.6% of GDP (2006)
country comparison to the world: 5
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Jordan on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jordan Military 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jordan Military 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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