Is it possible to join the military in GTA 5? If so, how?

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    I think you bought the wrong game. – Philipp Jun 7 '15 at 13:50
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is more about speculation and suggestion of features to a game rather than about the game itself – JohnoBoy Jun 7 '15 at 14:20
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    @JohnoBoy By that logic, every question about how to do something should be closed. Just because the answer to this question is "you can't" doesn't make it off-topic. – Studoku Jun 7 '15 at 16:16
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    I'm not saying every question like this should be closed, I'm saying this one is past that and into the wishful thinking zone. – JohnoBoy Jun 7 '15 at 16:19
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    This is less of a question and more of a "I wish we could do this stuff", never mind entirely wrong game franchice for it... – Mandemon Sep 9 '19 at 5:54

I think you greatly misunderstand what kind of game GTA is. It is not a game where you "join" anything or anyone; it is a game where your player character lives his life by completing missions for (sometimes random) individuals.

The only GTA game I know of, in which you are actually part of the military, is Vice City Stories in which you start as a corporal doing odd jobs for your corrupt superior, which eventually leads to your discharge from the army fairly early on.

Although you can play as a firefighter or policeman in most GTA games, you are never actually a real firefighter or policeman, only a random criminal who stole a firetruck or cop car and does their job for fun.

In GTA 5 you can...

  • pilot fighter aircrafts or other military planes, assuming you manage to steal one from Fort Zancudo.
  • pretend to be a soldier or marine if you've got the right clothes and weapons. Soldiers will still try to kill you if you enter Fort Zancudo, since you're never actually a real soldier.
  • pilot helicopters, even military ones. Again, this is assuming you manage to steal them first. The Buzzard can be bought as well.
  • skydive. Whenever you enter an aircraft, you'll automatically get a parachute.
  • pilot a tank or other military vehicles.

If you want to be a military police officer, general, or whatever military worker you fancy, you'll have to do with make believe.


You can, in a roleplay server on FiveM (a multiplayer mod for GTA V).

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    @Joachim Sounds like an answer to me. Q: How do I join the military in GTA V? A: You can, in a roleplay server like FiveM. – galacticninja Sep 9 '19 at 2:45
  • @galacticninja By telling the OP to install a mod and join a roleplaying server, the answer is essentially telling the OP to play a completely different game. – user86277 Sep 9 '19 at 18:50
  • @duskwuff My reply to `@Joachim was not a comment about this answer's quality, but a comment on whether this post was an answer at all. Posts that do not answer a question are deleted. See gaming.stackexchange.com/help/deleted-answers – galacticninja Sep 10 '19 at 2:40
  • @galacticninja Right, I know. Here's my concern: an answer which straight-out said "play Call of Duty instead" would clearly be NAA, and this answer is coming very close to that by telling the OP to heavily modify the game and roleplay online instead of playing GTA V. – user86277 Sep 10 '19 at 3:41

If you are playing on PC or a j-tagged XBOX or PlayStation on can install the Police Mod. It is free and requires Script Hook V. It is downloadable from https://www.gta5-mods.com/scripts/police-mod-1-0b. Remember as you need Script Hook V, you will not be able to go online for the duration in which you have these mods.

  • The linked page currently states: "page you were looking for doesn't exist." Anyone know if there's an updated link or of a similar mod? – galacticninja Sep 9 '19 at 6:53
  • This mod, called LCPDFR, has similar functionality, but I'm not sure if I can just edit it in, because it obviously is a different mod with different requirements. – Joachim Sep 10 '19 at 9:58

Well you cant join lmao. BUT, you can go to into "director mode" Selet "actors" go down to "military" and selet a soldier, then go to Fort Zancudo. :)

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