Becoming an Officer in a foreign country

September 14th, 2004  

Topic: Becoming an Officer in a foreign country

To become an officer in a foreign country's military, do you have to be a citizen of that country by blood, or can you just get citizenship of that country later on?
September 15th, 2004  
That depends on the country.

Most countries requires that you are a citizen before you can join the military at all, but you don't need to be born in that country.
September 29th, 2004  
Troop Rupert
I'm looking at joining the Aussie Defence Force (currently I'm British Army), and to join as a Rupert, you need to hold the rank of Capt, and must apply for Aussie citizenship within 6 months of joining the ADF.
Hope that's useful...