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French Equivalent: Forces armées

Members of the armed forces are those personnel who are currently serving in the armed forces including auxiliary services, whether on a voluntary or compulsory basis, and who are not free to accept civilian employment.

Included are members of the army, navy, air forces and other military services, as well as conscripts enrolled for military training or other service for a specified period, depending on national requirements. Excluded are persons in civilian employment of government establishments concerned with defence issues; police (other than military police); customs inspectors and members of border or other armed civilian services; persons who have been temporarily withdrawn from civilian life for a short period of military training or retraining, according to national requirements, and members of military reserves not currently on active service.

Source Publication:
International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88), ILO, Geneva, 1990, page 265.

Classification Indicator: Classification

Statistical Theme: Classifications

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, February 28, 2003