An Alien Army

This hub will most likely cause some dissension.

First and foremost, I must say that I support our troops. I don't  completely agree with their leadership, but to each and every member of our armed forces, I say thank you!

Now my concern:

Fort Leonard Wood

Daily I drive to St. Robert, Missouri which is also home to a very large United States Army installation; Fort Leonard Wood. No matter where you go in St. Robert, you will see men and women in uniform.

Today at lunch a co-worker and I sat next to three men in uniform. My co-worker heard one of the men talking and noticed a very strong accent. He asked where the man was from and was told Nigeria. One of the other soldiers was from , I believe, Columbia. As we spoke we asked if they were United States citizens and we were told no, just residents.

One of the men mentioned that it would be better if they were citizens though, as they could get higher classified jobs.

Concern has set in; would the Nigerian army accept me? Would the Columbian army?

I decided to Google aliens in the U.S. Army and found some interesting stuff. Check the links.

I, myself don't think our Armed Forces should allow non-citizens in. Could be the "fox guarding the hen-house".

I would like to know your opinions on this.

Citizens and the Military

Should Armed Forces Be Allowed To Recruit Non-Citizens

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

It's a good question. It may depend on what the goal or intention is. My knee jerk reaction is no. But I'm also against my leaders starting wars for profit- not that has ever been done. I'm still fuzzy on what Vietnam was about. Was it against communism or was it for capitalism for a few? Is the mining out west on government land for everybody or a few? I'm just fuzzy. Thanks very much for your "questioning". We need lots of questioning. Thanks, Micky "Fuzzy" Dee


Nanapower 6 years ago

I have always been against this. In the ninety's they made all Puerto Ricans become US Citizens or get out of the Army.

If you are not a US Citizen you need not serve period.


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William F. Torpey 6 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

There are some 40,000 non-USA citizens in the American military as or 2008, and there's nothing wrong with that. The military needs the special skills and talents of noncitizens for many reasons not the least of which is language skills. When I served in the U.S. Army in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1955-56, two of my three roommates were native born Germans. The killings at Fort Hood, Texas, were tragic, but not a reason to ban foreigners from our military.


skye2day 6 years ago

I am not sure froggy213. I have to leave that one to God. I know for me to judge is not right. Discernment is a gift from the Holy Spirit. God knows each heart. I pray that whom ever is in the armed forces is so for the right motive. Our ultimate home is Heaven for the children of God. God is no respector of people. So does it really matter if the heart is right? My Love and Hugs + + +

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