7. South Korea:
The Republic of Korea Armed Forces is responsible to maintain sovereignty and territorial integrity and to provide humanitarian aid and disaster-relief efforts in the nation. The service branches under the ROK Armed forces are the Republic of Korea Army, Republic of Korea Navy, Republic of Korea Air Force and Republic of Korea Marine Corps. The Commander -in-chief of the armed force is the President of South Korea. It is mandatory for males of age 18 to 35 years to engage in conscription for at least 21-24 months. It has about 630,000 active personnel and 2,970,000 reserve personnel. South Korea has deployed about 1,300 of its troops in about 15 nations including Lebanon, Philippines, South Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Somalia and others. The country’s 2.38% of GDP is spent on defence sector to achieve modernization and strengthen the force.