Table 4: Lengths of Service

Some Differential Lengths of Obligatory Military Service (all figures in months)
Standard length Graduates Air force Navy Other
Azerbaijan 18 12
Belarus 18 12
Bulgaria 9 6
Egypt 36 18
Chile 12 12 24 14 a third of conscripts, unspecified
China 36 48 48
Colombia 24 12
Cyprus 26 13 those from large families
Denmark 9

10

12

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Royal Lifeguard

Household Mounted Service

certain medical specialists

Egypt 36 18
Iran 21 18 in certain regions
Israel 36 24 women
Kazakhstan 24 12 30
Democratic People's Republic of Korea    60 to 144 36 to 48 60 to 120
Republic of Korea 26 30 30 28, 32 non-military duties
Kyrgystan 18 12
Kuwait (- 2001) 24 12
Latvia 12 9
Lithuania 12 6
Poland 12 3
Singapore 24 30 officers
Sudan 24 12 18 with secondary schooling
Tajikistan 24 18
Turkmenistan 24 18 30
Sweden 7.5 8 to 12
Turkey 15 6 12 reserve officers
Ukraine 18 12 24
Vietnam 24 36 36