I'm a medic in the NZ army with my training virtually completed. Me and a few mates in the same situation have been looking at the possibility of joining up with a foreign military. Our interests mainly lie in the medical field but also with other combat responsibilities. Ideally we'd like specialist medical jobs combined with search & rescue and possible para/dive training. So far we've looked at: US Airforce Pararescue Jumpers - While it looks like a great job with awesome training I'm pretty sure they dont take people who've served in a foreign military. Also less than appealing due to the 'Hoorah' attitude and having to deal with the way the US military seems to operate. Canadian Search & Rescue Technicians - Another great looking job but no information found on whether we'd be eligible to join though they are part of the commonwealth. Will get in touch with the recruiters. Australian Defence Force - Seems like it wouldn't be too hard to get into but I'm not sure if they offer anything too different from what we're currently doing. Also have heard they're a pain in the arse to work with and are pretty humourless (Any truth to this?). British Army - This looks like one of the best choices. Is there any truth to the rumours of medics having to buy their own medical supplies (dressings, bandages, etc.) due to shortages? Also the British sense of humour and tradition of taking the pish appeals as this is the sort of attitude we're used to working with. Input from anyone who's served in any (or a few) of these would be great. While the NZ Army has been a good experience there doesn't seem to be the training or jobs that we're after readily available so we're taking a look around to see what's available.