The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Botswana Defence Forces, and he can choose to discharge his control duties either directly of through a Defence Council whose members he will appoint. There is no Defence ministry. The total active manpower of the Botswana Armed forces is around 12,500 personnel. No conscription.
The Botswana land forces are around 10,000 soldiers with the structure:
2 infantry brigades, 1 armoured brigade (2 regiments), 1 engineer regiment, 1 commando battalion, 1 paratroops presidential guard battalion, 1 field artillery brigade (2 regiments, 1 engineer regiment mechanical & electrical, 1 signal corps, 1 medical corps, 1 ordnance corps.