Military: Botswana

Military branches:

Botswana Defense Force (BDF): Ground Forces Command, Air Wing Command, Defense Logistics Command, Special Forces Group (2013)

Military service age and obligation:

18 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 557,647

females age 16-49: 531,095 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 340,949

females age 16-49: 302,332 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 23,649

female: 23,063 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world:  43   

Transnational Issues: Botswana

Disputes - international: