Armenian military considers new service option for women
Posted on January. 18. 2023
YEREVAN, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian Ministry of Defense is considering enabling women to enlist into military service through voluntary conscription for a fixed term.
“I can’t provide any other additional information at this moment, I can only confirm that we are discussing the issue of enabling women with the opportunity to voluntaritly enslit into conscription [fixed-term] military service,” Defense Ministry spokesperson Aram Torosyan told ARMENPRESS when asked to comment on media reports.
By law, a 24-months military service is mandatory for men aged 18-27.
Voluntary service options for women do exist.
The Defense Ministry spokesperson did not elaborate on the new specificities of the options currently under discussion.