Kosovo Security Force
The Kosovo Security Force (KSF; Albanian: Forca e Sigurisë së Kosovës, Serbian: Косовске безбедносне снаге, romanized: Kosovske bezbednosne snage) is the military of Kosovo, tasked with territorial defense, military support for civil authorities in cases of crisis at home and abroad, and participation in international peacekeeping missions.
|Kosovo Security Force|
|Albanian: Forca e Sigurisë së Kosovës|
Serbian: Косовске безбедносне снаге
|Founded||1 January 2009|
|Current form||14 December 2018|
In the process of moving from Kosovo Security Force to Kosovo Armed Forces
|Minister of Defense||Armend Mehaj|
|Commander of Kosovo Security Force||Lt. Gen. Rrahman Rama|
|950,000, age 15–49|
|Percent of GDP||1.03%|
|History||Kosovo Liberation Army|
Kosovo Protection Corps
|Ranks||Military ranks of Kosovo|
In March 2008, the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) and the Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) started preparations for the formation of the Kosovo Security Force. According to guidance laid out in the Ahtisaari Plan, the security force is permitted to carry light weapons and the Government of Kosovo and the international community planned to bring the force in line with NATO standards. The admission and the training of personnel began in early June, when NATO experts arrived in Kosovo to guide the process, and from early December 2008, enlisting of candidates between 18 and 30 years old began. In December 2018, the Assembly of Kosovo passed legislation to redefine the KSF as a "professional military force" and to establish a defence ministry.