Airmed Forces o the Philippines
The Airmed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) (Filipino: Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas, Spaingie: Fuerzas Armadas de Filipinas) are the meelitary forces of the Philippines. It consists of the Airmy, Navy (including the Marine Corps) and the Air Force. The President of the Philippines is the Commander-in-Chief of AFP and forms meelitary policy with the Depairtment of National Defense, an executive department acting as the principal organs by which military policy is carried out. A previous attached brainch is the defunct Philippine Constabulary, while the Philippine Coast Gaird is a war time attached service. Meelitary service is entirely voluntary.
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- "Philippines Manpower available for military service".
- "Philippines Manpower fit for military service".
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- Central Intelligence Agency. "The World Factbook: Military Service Age and Obligation". Retrieved 28 February 2016.
17-23 years of age (officers 20-24) for voluntary meelitary service; nae conscription; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens with either 72 college credit hours (enlisted) or a baccalaureate degree (officers) (2013)