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Turkish General Staff discloses personnel numbers

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency | 11/21/2011 12:00:00 AM |

The chief of General Staff disclosed a detailed list of Turkish Armed Forces personnel on its website today.

The chief of General Staff disclosed a detailed list of Turkish Armed Forces personnel on its website today.

It was the first time that the military publicized information regarding its personnel numbers.

According to the information on the website, there are a total of 720,000 military and civilian personnel in the Turkish Armed Forces, including 365 generals and admirals.

Conscripts make up the bulk of the armed forces with more than 465,000 soldiers.

There are nearly 40,000 officers and 96,000 noncommissioned officers in the military while specialist personnel – professional corporals and sergeants – amount to almost 202,000.

[HH]Number of personnel

General/admiral: 365

Officer: 39,975

Noncommissioned officer: 95,824

Specialist gendermarie: 24,700

Specialist soldier: 40,515

Total specialist personnel: 201,379

Reserve officer (drafted): 6,829

Conscript: 458,368

Total conscript: 465,197

Total military personnel: 666,576

Civilian personnel: 53,424

Grand total: 720,000

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