first published on March 21, 2020 by Will
The Austrian Federal Army or Bundesheer consists of a land force, air force, and a special force.
Active ranks set at 21,000 in man power with an additional 900,000 in reserves. Austrian males are conscripted to serve six months active before transitioning to the reserves. Volunteers and those singled out as potential leaders may continue on in the active force. The reserve obligation lasts until the service member reaches his mid thirties, and there is no periodic mandatory training for reservists.