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Soldier
German army soldiers stand at attention for the Georgian natinal anthem during Noble Partner 18 at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia.jpg
German army soldiers at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, Aug. 15, 2018.
Occupation
Occupation type
Profession
Activity sectors
Military
Description
Competencies Physical
Stamina
Mindset
Fields of
employment
Armies and fireteams
Related jobs
Airman
Sailor
Marine
Commando
Mercenary

A soldier is a person who is a part of an army.

If people fight in irregular (not normal forces) armies not wearing a uniform, and not part of the official military (fighting group of a nation), they are called partisans if they fight against another nation's army, or terrorists, if they fight civilians.

Partisans and terrorists are less protected by the laws of war than soldiers.

Soldiers can be volunteers or conscripts (their nation calls upon them to fight).

Soldiers have existed for many years, dating back to ancient times.

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