Turkish General Staff discloses personnel numbers
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
There are 460,000 conscripted soldiers in the military. Hürriyet photo
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.
Number of personnel
Noncommissioned officer: 95,824
Specialist gendermarie: 24,700
Specialist soldier: 40,515
Total specialist personnel: 201,379
Reserve officer (drafted): 6,829
Total conscript: 465,197
Total military personnel: 666,576
Civilian personnel: 53,424
Grand total: 720,