Republic of Korea Armed Forces

  • republic of korea armed forces
    대한민국 국군
    大韓民國 國軍
    daehanminguk gukgun
    flag of the republic of korea armed forces.svg
    flag of the republic of korea armed forces
    founded1948 (1948)
    service branches republic of korea army
     republic of korea navy
     republic of korea air force
    headquartersministry of national defense, yongsan-gu, seoul
    leadership
    commander-in-chief president moon jae-in
    minister of national defense jeong kyeong-doo
    chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general park han-ki, roka
    manpower
    military agevoluntary from 18, mandatory 20 to 38 years of age for male, wartime conscription 18–40 years of age
    conscription18–22 months depending on the branch (from 2020)
    active personnel599,000 (2018)[1] (ranked 7th)
    reserve personnel3,100,000 (2018)[1]
    deployed personnel13 nations, 1,095 troops (2018)
    list of major deployment[1]
    •  lebanon: 331
    •  somalia: 302
    •  south sudan: 280
    •  united arab emirates: 149
    expenditures
    budgetus$43.1 billion(2019)[2] (ranked 10th)
    percent of gdp2.6%(2019)[2]
    industry
    domestic supplierslist of major suppliers [3]
    • daewoo shipbuilding & marine engineering
    • hanwha aerospace
    • hanwha corporation
    • hanwha systems
    • korea aerospace industries
    • lig nex1 (formerly lg innotek)
    • poongsan corporation*(known as "pmc ammo" in the u.s. civilian market)
    foreign supplierslist of major suppliers
    •  european union
    •  israel
    •  russia
    •  united states
    related articles
    historykorean war (1950–1953)
    vietnam war (1965–1973)
    persian gulf war (1990–1991)
    war in afghanistan (2001–2016)
    iraq war (2003–2011)
    rankscomparative military ranks of korea

    the republic of korea armed forces (korean대한민국 국군, 大韓民國 國軍), also known as the rok armed forces, are the armed forces of south korea. the rok armed forces is one of the largest standing armed forces in the world with a reported personnel strength of 3,699,000 in 2018 (599,000 active and 3,100,000 reserve). south korea has one of the highest defense budgets in the world, ranking 10th globally in 2019, with a budget of more than $43 billion u.s. dollars. the south korean military is ranked as the 6th most powerful military force in the world as of 2020.[4]

    the republic of korea armed forces were founded in 1948, following the establishment of the south korean government after korea's liberation from the empire of japan. south korea's military forces are responsible for maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state, and also engage in peacekeeping operations and humanitarian, disaster-relief efforts worldwide.

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Republic of Korea Armed Forces
대한민국 국군
大韓民國 國軍
Daehanminguk Gukgun
Flag of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.svg
Flag of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces
Founded1948 (1948)
Service branches Republic of Korea Army
 Republic of Korea Navy
 Republic of Korea Air Force
HeadquartersMinistry of National Defense, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Leadership
Commander-in-Chief President Moon Jae-in
Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Park Han-ki, ROKA
Manpower
Military ageVoluntary from 18, mandatory 20 to 38 years of age for male, wartime conscription 18–40 years of age
Conscription18–22 months depending on the branch (From 2020)
Active personnel599,000 (2018)[1] (ranked 7th)
Reserve personnel3,100,000 (2018)[1]
Deployed personnel13 nations, 1,095 troops (2018)
List of major deployment[1]
Expenditures
BudgetUS$43.1 billion(2019)[2] (ranked 10th)
Percent of GDP2.6%(2019)[2]
Industry
Domestic suppliersList of major suppliers [3]
Foreign suppliersList of major suppliers
Related articles
HistoryKorean War (1950–1953)
Vietnam War (1965–1973)
Persian Gulf War (1990–1991)
War in Afghanistan (2001–2016)
Iraq War (2003–2011)
RanksComparative military ranks of Korea

The Republic of Korea Armed Forces (Korean대한민국 국군, 大韓民國 國軍), also known as the ROK Armed Forces, are the armed forces of South Korea. The ROK Armed Forces is one of the largest standing armed forces in the world with a reported personnel strength of 3,699,000 in 2018 (599,000 active and 3,100,000 reserve). South Korea has one of the highest defense budgets in the world, ranking 10th globally in 2019, with a budget of more than $43 billion U.S. dollars. The South Korean military is ranked as the 6th most powerful military force in the world as of 2020.[4]

The Republic of Korea Armed Forces were founded in 1948, following the establishment of the South Korean government after Korea's liberation from the Empire of Japan. South Korea's military forces are responsible for maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state, and also engage in peacekeeping operations and humanitarian, disaster-relief efforts worldwide.