A presidential decree has dictated the creation of a Defense Staff in addition to the existing General staff of the Armed Forces. Its composition and tasks are not yet known.
The total active manpower is around 4,000 soldiers. There is also a paramilitary forces with 680 police officer and 600 Republican Guard.
The total personnel for the Djiboutian Land Forces are around 3,500 soldiers with the structure:
- 1 armoured regiment
- 1 artillery regiment
- 1 rapid action regiment
- 3 combined arms regiments
- 1 inter-arms battalion