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Haiti Military


Haiti currently has no regular military as the former Haitian Armed Forces were demobilised. Haiti's current forces consist of the Haitian National Police, which has several paramilitary units, a highly trained and equipped SWAT team, and the Haitian Coast Guard. The regular Haitian Army, Navy and Air Force still exist on paper until constitutionally abolished.

The Haitian National Police is tasked with providing law enforcement and security for Haiti. The force currently numbers more than 8,500 police officers, and is expected to reach 14,000. The force consists of the General and Administrative Services, the Administrative Police, the Judicial Police, the SWAT team and the Presidential Protection Unit. The police also has several paramilitary units for defence.

The Haitian Coast Guard is charged with law enforcement, security, and search and rescue operations. It maintains bases in Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien and Jacmel. It is led by the Commandant of the Coast Guard, an Assistant Commandant, an Operations Manager, and a Head of Administration. The force currently has 19 vessels. Officially, it is a part of the Haitian National Police.


Military branches : no regular military forces - small Coast Guard; the regular Haitian Armed Forces (FAdH) – Army, Navy and Air Force – have been demobilised but still exist on paper until or unless they are constitutionally abolished (2011)
Manpower available for military service : males age 16-49: 2,398,804
females age 16-49: 2,415,039 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military service : males age 16-49: 1,666,324
females age 16-49: 1,704,364 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually : male: 115,246
female: 115,282 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures : 0.4% of GDP (2006)




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