There are already federal policies in place that governs non-citizens in the military. Every year, more than 8,000 non-citizens enlist in the United States armed forces. In addition, because of existing international treaties, citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Palau are allowed to enlist and regularly do so, as are Canadian citizens of Native American heritage. It is reasonable to assume that the United States military would want to extend this existing policy to cover the 118,000 Texans who currently serve, and likely any other Texans who would want to in the future. While this option may be extended to Texas, it’s important to note that many, if not all, Texans currently serving in the military will want to shift their enlistment to the Texas Military Forces as early as possible.
Veterans who live outside the United States remain entitled to the benefits and services earned