Military:  Dominica

Military branches:

no regular military forces; Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (includes Coast Guard) (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 19,075 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 16,035

females age 16-49: 15,499 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 675

female: 636 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:


Transnational Issues:  Dominica

Disputes - international:

Dominica is the only Caribbean state to challenge Venezuela's sovereignty claim over Aves Island and joins the other island nations in challenging whether the feature sustains human habitation, a criterion under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which permits Venezuela to extend its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf claims over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea

Illicit drugs:

transshipment point for narcotics bound for the US and Europe; minor cannabis producer (2008)