WhatSayYou wrote:For example, could I serve in the Chilean army? Or is this right reserved for born Chileans? I am just curious. I can't seem to find the information anywhere else. Thank you for your time.
No, I can confirm that it's not necessary to be born Chilean to serve in the army.
patagoniax wrote:And then why you would want to join the Chilean army, for crissake?
Admittedly most people considering another citizenship would prefer to renounce one in order to avoid joining the army than take one on to be able to join but still, the Chilean military shouldn't entirely be written off as a career opportunity, it's certainly well enough funded, the air force seems to be capable and Admin here has said good things about them and their performance during the earthquake. The navy is apparently not bad, though there have been reports of poor discipline in port from them, and some army units have a good reputation, for example the Alpine (well, Andean really) that operate mostly along the border with Argentina. The Chilean military seems to have made a determined effort to leave its past behind, and recent commanders in chief have explicitly accepted the supremacy of the civilian government.
Some units of the carabineros, I believe the GOPE units responsible for drug traffic interdiction also have a good reputation.
Caracas es Caracas. Lo demás es monte y culebra!