Originally Posted by 334
I dont know how Brazils laws deal with this issue , but a Dutch national doing military service under another nations flag will definately loose his Dutchmanship .. Its a constitutional thing ....
ehm..not really. He would be free to choose within NATO - after his intitial national service or by serving in a "joint" Brigade. If a German (I think also a Dutch) would have served in another (non NATO) countries military before being conscripted or volunteered - he wouldn't loose his citizenship - but the Bundeswehr would usually reject his application or would not call onto his national service.
There is a grey issue in this matter as well - West-German Luftwaffe pilots and other personal did serve in the USAF (As Americans) during Vietnam and also in the Navy and Army, and still are. There is a speciall accord between the US and Germany - and the US has several accords with other nations in this matter - maybe also Brasil.
Several instructers and lecturers at the USAF "Springs" Academy - are foreigners serving partially in US uniforms.
The former Bundeswehr Command "GH" - nowaday's termed differently, used to be the coordinator for international transfers - as such you would be able to serve in another countries Armed Forces - in their respective uniform - with "official" approval. Due to the dual citizenship program one is nowaday's even free to join whoever - if the other country/party agrees.
Especially in two specific units in the 80's we had quite a number of Americans serving in the Bundeswehr - usually they had an American father and German mother.