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Jordan Military 2012

SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Jordan Military 2012
SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 23,

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) (2011)

Military service age and obligation:
17 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription for males at age 18 was suspended in 1999, but reinstated in July 2007 in order to provide youth training necessary for job market needs; 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 (2010)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,674,260
[see also: Manpower available for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,611,315 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower available for military service - female country ranks ]

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,439,192
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,384,500 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - female country ranks ]

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 73,574
[see also: Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 69,420 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually - female country ranks ]

Military expenditures:
8.6% of GDP (2006)
country comparison to the world: 4
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Jordan on this page is re-published from the 2012 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jordan Military 2012 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jordan Military 2012 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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