Volunteer military

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A volunteer military system or all volunteer military system (AVMS) is a military service system that maintains the military only with applicants without compulsory conscription. A country may offer attractive pay and benefits through military recruitment to attract potential recruits. Many countries with volunteer militaries reserve the right to renew conscription in the event of an emergency.

The Indian Army is the world's largest standing volunteer army.[citation needed]

In recent decades, the trend among numerous countries has been to move from conscription to all-volunteer military forces. One significant example is in France, which has historically been the first to introduce modern conscription and whose model was followed by many other countries in Europe and elsewhere around the world.

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  • Greenberg, Greg A.; Rosenheck, Robert A.; Desai, Rani A. (2007-04-01). "Risk of Incarceration among Male Veterans and Nonveterans". Armed Forces & Society. 33 (3): 337–350. doi:10.1177/0095327x06296585. ISSN 0095-327X. S2CID 71798403.
  • Gilroy, Curtis L.; Phillips, Robert L.; Blair, John D. (1990-04-01). "The All-Volunteer Army: Fifteen Years Later". Armed Forces & Society. 16 (3): 329–350. doi:10.1177/0095327x9001600302. ISSN 0095-327X. S2CID 111290982.
  • Snyder, William P. (1984-04-01). "Officer Recruitment For the All-Volunteer Force: Trends and Prospects". Armed Forces & Society. 10 (3): 401–425. doi:10.1177/0095327x8401000304. ISSN 0095-327X. S2CID 146331397.
  • Bachman, Jerald G.; Blair, John D. (1975-10-01). ""Citizen Force" or "Career Force"?" (PDF). Armed Forces & Society. 2 (1): 81–96. doi:10.1177/0095327x7500200106. hdl:2027.42/67723. ISSN 0095-327X. S2CID 145111952.
  • McNown, Robert F.; Udis, Bernard; Ash, Colin (1980-10-01). "Economic Analysis of the All-Volunteer Force". Armed Forces & Society. 7 (1): 113–132. doi:10.1177/0095327x8000700107. ISSN 0095-327X. S2CID 144570175.
  • Janowitz, Morris; Moskos, Charles C. (1979-01-01). "Five Years of the All-Volunteer Force: 1973-1978". Armed Forces & Society. 5 (2): 171–218. doi:10.1177/0095327x7900500201. ISSN 0095-327X. S2CID 145704371.