80,000

FULL-TIME AND AC­TIVE RE­SERVISTS IN AUS­TRALIA’S DEFENCE FORCES

Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - Upfront -

There are about 80,000 Defence Force per­son­nel pro­tect­ing Aus­tralia’s na­tional in­ter­ests, in­clud­ing 58,061 ac­tive per­son­nel, 19,338 re­serve per­son­nel and ad­di­tional ADF mem­bers de­ployed in op­er­a­tions in Afghanistan, the Mid­dle East, the South­ern Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and within Aus­tralia. The mil­i­tary age re­quired for ADF de­ploy­ment on op­er­a­tions is 18 years.

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