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Military branches:

  • Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF): Army (includes Maritime Wing and Air Wing) (2010)

    Military service age and obligation:

  • 17 years 6 months of age for male and female voluntary military service (younger with parental consent); no conscription; candidates must be HIV negative (2009)

    Manpower available for military service:

  • males age 16-49: 1,183,093 (2010 est.)

    Manpower fit for military service:

  • males age 16-49: 731,898
  • females age 16-49: 838,032 (2010 est.)

    Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

  • male: 54,212
  • female: 57,154 (2010 est.)

    Military expenditures:

  • 0.6% of GDP (2011)
  • country comparison to the world: 159