Between 1968 and 1988, males between the ages of eighteen and forty were eligible for defense call-up duty; there was no clear policy on the age at which a recruit was eligible for retirement. In January 1988, a new policy was instituted that reduced the age-group of the male population subject to service in the reserves: only males who had been drafted for service between the ages of nineteen and thirty-four were required to serve in the reserves. The period of service was limited to between six and eight years, depending on the individual's age at conscription.If anyone can locate more up-to-date information, please let us know.
In 1990 there were 1,240,000 men in the reserves: 1,100,000 in the army; 60,000 in the marines; 55,000 in the air force; and 25,000 in the navy.
Thursday, September 09, 2004
SIZE OF RESERVES IN THE ROK
In class today someone asked about the number of reservists in South Korea. I found it surprisingly difficult to locate a current estimate. GlobalSecurity.org offers the following, dated, data: