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Working with another country

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 34KING18, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. 34KING18

    34KING18 Member

    Apr 15, 2015
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    Hey guys. I don't know if you'll be able to answer this question but I'll give it a shot. If I was commissioned either through a Service Academy or through ROTC, could/would there be a possibility of working with another nation's armed forces? I have dual citizenship with a European Nation and I imagine if the US was going to do something in that country, they would want someone that is fluent in the language 100% and could operate with the other people. It's just a cool thought for me that I would be in the U.S military but be in my dual citizenship nation which I take a lot of pride in. Thank you guys
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

    Mar 14, 2014
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  3. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

    Sep 27, 2008
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    OP - another route would be to organize your college studies and internships with a goal of joining the State Department and Foreign Service. You would be serving the US and maximizing your background and skills. There are also other Federal agencies involved with trade and other international areas.

    Depending on what branch of the military service, and what specialty in that service, you may or may not get a chance for duty in another country, much less the one you have roots in. For the Navy, it's usually just one tour, if at all, unless there is a mid-career switch to the Foreign Area Officer specialty after being successful in a warfare community. Google "Navy Foreign Area Officer." No matter your commissioning source, you cannot go FAO right away.
  4. -Bull-

    -Bull- 5-Year Member

    Mar 13, 2009
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    Yes, I can almost guarantee that at some point you will work with foreign forces. I've been in training with, or worked with, officers from atleast 6 other countries so far in the past year. The chances of you working with European forces is high as we are constantly rotating soldiers over there to train with allies.
  5. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

    Mar 4, 2007
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    You might even have an instructor at a SA from a foreign nation. My Daughter did at USNA and they all loved his Bermuda short summer whites.

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