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Old 10-23-2018, 05:23 AM
 
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She was born in Canada but came to the US when she was two.
I've already mentioned that the government barely blinks if you marry a citizen of Canada, the UK, or Australia. If you have a TOP SECRET clearance, they'll ask a couple more questions if the CANUKAUS spouse hasn't yet become an American citizen when it's renewed.

But frankly, a CANUKAUS spouse doesn't really give you the "foreign spouse" experience in the military.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:47 AM
 
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I got married to a foreign national, she was from let's just say, a nation not overly friendly to the US, but not hostile either. I had TS SCI at the time. Nothing came of it. Temp suspended for 10 days while they did a background review of her, then suspension lifted, but it was all transparent to me because despite the suspension, I was given a command waiver. I never knew any of it, it was all in the background and I was never informed until after it was all over.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Not in todays military, none of this exists anymore. Now there are some considerations if enlisted and officer marry. It's not banned, but you have to be in completely separate chains of command and can't have any interaction in a professional manner. I knew a Chief Petty Officer that was married to a female pilot. He had to stay in planes, she had to stay in helicopters so that there wasn't any chance of them interacting.

Now I have heard that female pilots are asked to sign a contract that states that they agree to hold off on having children until after they have completed pilot training, which in some cases can take 2 years. If they get pregnant, they have to stop the training and may loose out on becoming a pilot, but they aren't kicked out.


The military has made significant changes to fully incorporate women, and with that, motherhood. Under no circumstances can a female be punished because she is a mom. Now the Airforce does have some restrictions when it comes to joining if you have over a certain number of children without a spouse.


When I was in the Navy, right before we deployed, over half of the females in out squadron would get pregnant, and miss the deployment. Two got pregnant while on the deployment. They would be assigned temporary shore duty until the child was born, and six months after, and then they would return to sea duty to serve the rest of their tour. None of them were punished.
i started dating my current fiance when he was still active duty. We did not plan to get married at the time because of his MOS (He was a MARSOC) We couldn't "see" each other on regular basis like most of the "normal" couples, it was very difficult to have a "relationship." However, If we wanted to get married, I don't think we really needed a "permission". The decision of not getting married when he was still active duty is OUR decision. I wanted him to have a great career as a MARSOC, he wanted me to figure out if this is something I want for the rest of my life.

If I remember this correctly, getting married as a member of the military is much the same as civilian marriages. You don't need advanced permission and there is no special military paperwork to fill out before the marriage.

I think If you are overseas and marrying a foreign national, it's a different story. A lot of forms to complete.

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Old 10-23-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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She was born in Canada but came to the US when she was two.


just a bit different.

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I got married to a foreign national, she was from let's just say, a nation not overly friendly to the US, but not hostile either. I had TS SCI at the time. Nothing came of it. Temp suspended for 10 days while they did a background review of her, then suspension lifted, but it was all transparent to me because despite the suspension, I was given a command waiver. I never knew any of it, it was all in the background and I was never informed until after it was all over.



I had a secret clearance so it was not suspended or anything. Just a question, sorry for intrusion, are you two still together. My wife and I are still going strong after 38 years of being married.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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just a bit different.






I had a secret clearance so it was not suspended or anything. Just a question, sorry for intrusion, are you two still together. My wife and I are still going strong after 38 years of being married.
Yes, better than ever!
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