The French Army officially the Armée de Terre is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces. As of 2010 the army employs 123 100 regulars and 18 350 part-time reservists making the French army the largest in the European Union and the third largest in NATO after the United States and Turkey. All soldiers are professionals following the suspension of conscription voted in parliament in 1997 and effective as of 2001.