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Poland Military 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Poland Military 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Military branches:
Polish Armed Forces: Land Forces, Navy, Air and Air Defense Aviation Forces, Special Forces (2008)

Military service age and obligation:
18-28 years of age for male voluntary or compulsory military service; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; conscription is to end in 2012; 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; reserve obligation to age 50 (2009)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 9,741,508
females age 16-49: 9,514,843 (2008 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 7,898,892
females age 16-49: 7,888,035 (2009 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 246,667
female: 235,698 (2009 est.)

Military expenditures:
1.71% of GDP (2005 est.)


NOTE: The information regarding Poland on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Poland Military 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Poland Military 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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