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Spanish Armed Forces
Service branches Escudo del Ejército de Tierra.svg Spanish Army

Armada Española.svg Spanish Navy
Rokiski.svg Spanish Air Force

Commander-in-Chief Juan Carlos I, King of Spain
Minister of Defense Carme Chacón
Military age 18
Active personnel 177,853
Reserve personnel 328,500
Budget 17,7 billion (Ranked 17th)
Percent of GDP 1,2%
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The armed forces of Spain are known as the Spanish Armed Forces (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Españolas). Their Commander-in-Chief is the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, and consists of the Army, Navy and Air Force. It also includes, Navy Marines, the Royal Guard, the Spanish Legion, an Army Airmobile Force and a Civil Guard.

The Spanish Armed Forces are a modern military force charged with defending the Kingdom's integrity and sovereignty. The Armed Forces are also active members of NATO, the Eurocorps, and the European Union Battlegroups.

Current Chief of Defense of the Spanish Armed Forces is General José Julio Rodríguez Fernández.


Spanish soldiers in Afghanistan

The military history of Spain includes the history of battles fought in the territory of modern Spain, as well as her former and current overseas possessions and territories, and the military history of the Spanish people regardless of geography.

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