What is military service?

  • (noun): A force that is a branch of the armed forces.
    Synonyms: armed service, service
    See also — Additional definitions below

Military Service

Military service, in its simplest sense, is service by an individual or group in an army or other militia, whether as a chosen job or as a result of an involuntary draft (conscription). Some nations (e.g., Mexico) require a specific amount of military service from every citizen (except for special cases, such as physical or mental disorders or religious beliefs). A nation with a fully volunteer military does not normally require mandatory military service from its citizens, unless it is faced with a recruitment crisis during a time of war.

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Karl-Heinz Keitel - Military Service
... the eldest son of Wilhelm Keitel who would rise to become Chief of the OKW, the German Military High Command, during World War II ... in the closing months of the war, but this has never been confirmed and is not recorded in his service records a quite common occurrence in the final days of the Third Reich ...
2 Days & 1 Night - Cast and Character - Kim Jong-min
... Min had to leave the show due to his mandatory military service ... Kim Jong Min returned to the show as the 7th member after completing his military service in December 2009 ... The New Ace because he was fresh out from his mandatory military service,his head is still full of things he must had learned from the service and easily answers all the questions Kang Ho Dong ...
Sexual Orientation And Military Service - Countries That Allow Gay People To Serve - France
... In France, indifference characterizes the official attitude towards homosexuals in the military ... Although homosexuals were not banned from French military service (before military service was suspended in 1998), it is recognized that they may ... Thus, they were allowed to opt out of military service if they wish by declaring themselves unfit because of their sexual orientation ...
Countries With Mandatory Military Service - Ukraine
... The options are either reserve officer training for two years (offered in universities as a part of a program which means not having to join the army), or one year regular service ... In Ukraine, a person could not be conscripted after he turned twenty-five ...

More definitions of "military service":

  • (noun): Land tenure by service in the lord's army.

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