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Old 08-06-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Slovakia
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Hello im just interested. Is serving in other country army illegal in USA?
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: USA
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Hello im just interested. Is serving in other country army illegal in USA?
I served with several individuals that have done their compulsory/conscription military service in their home country before immigrating to the USA.
And no, it is not/was not illegal, at least when I did serve many years ago.

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Old 08-06-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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No it is not for example being drafted by a foreign military because you have residence there. Or going to France with the intention of joining their Foreign Legion. Although it may be a crime to recruit in America or for the American to enter service in a nation waging war against the US where US citizenship might be stripped. Or joining what we see as non governmental illegal combatants like ISIS would be a crime.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Slovakia
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It seems logical to me. Not so logical laws here where i live. Brother of my friend is threatened with 2-8 years of prison because of service in France foreign legion.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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It seems logical to me. Not so logical laws here where i live. Brother of my friend is threatened with 2-8 years of prison because of service in France foreign legion.
There is a bit more to it.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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There is a bit more to it.
The OP is from Slovakia and the other individual served in the French Foreign Legion. This is hardly a matter that Americans are going to be familiar with or will be able to provide an answer.
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Old Yesterday, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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You can do whatever you like _before_ getting US citizenship. I don't think you're allowed to serve in another country's army after getting US citizenship. Besides, why not join US military force?
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Slovakia
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You can do whatever you like _before_ getting US citizenship. I don't think you're allowed to serve in another country's army after getting US citizenship. Besides, why not join US military force?
I was just asking. I am not from US. I am citizen of Slovakia and laws here say you cannot serve in other country army. Brother of my friend served in French foreign legion and he is threatened with prison now. I was just curious if other countries have similar laws.
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Old Yesterday, 02:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I was just curious if other countries have similar laws.
I am sure other countries have similar laws... There are about 190 countries in the world. That is a lot of possible combinations which can occur.

The United States has allowed Non-citizens to join the U.S. Military.

Non-citizens can join the U.S. Army as an enlisted soldier, providing they meet specific legal immigration requirements. How to Join the U.S. Army If You Are Not a U.S. Citizen | Chron.com
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Old Yesterday, 04:42 PM
 
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if that person served long enough in the FFL, he may be able to apply for French citizenship

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iirc, about 15 years ago a U.S army reservist got in (temporary) trouble for serving a brief period with the Israeli army
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