Just filed the application for transfer to Civil Service. I'll end up serving 4 months extra duty for that, 16 months in total.
In Norway, where I currently live, there is conscription, as there is in half the nations of the world. It is demanded that you make yourself available for the military machinery of the state for 12 months and are willing to take the lives of others and jeopardize your own.
Update: 2 months extra for doing Civil Service, 14 months in total.