Netherlands Armed Forces
The Netherlands Armed Forces (Dutch: Nederland krijgsmacht) is the military of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The service branches consist of:
- Koninklijke Landmacht (KL)
- Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
- Koninklijke Marine (KM), Korps Mariniers and Marineluchtvaartdienst (Mld)
- Koninklijke Marechaussee (KMar)
In addition, within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, there are small local conscript forces on the islands of Aruba (Arumil) and Curaçao (Antmil). These operate under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Navy and Marines.
The military ranks of the Dutch armed forces have similarities with British and U.S. military ranks. The highest-ranking officer in the Dutch military is the Chief of the Netherlands Defence Staff, who is usually (but not necessarily) a four-star officer (NATO OF-9).