It’s an exciting era to be alive as we witness a remarkable transformation in what was once deemed a bastion of tradition. Gone are the days when military roles remained on the battlefields with soldiers, tanks, and fighter jets. 

The 21st-century military – now there’s an entirely different beast.

An astrophysicist plays an important role in today’s military (SOFREP original art)

Here’s what’s happening: the military has started embracing roles and areas you’d never think would bear the stamp of camo. Cybersecurity, climate change, AI technology, and space exploration are non-traditional arenas in which global military forces are deeply entrenched. 

This progressive trend shatters many long-held stereotypes about the armed forces, ushering in unprecedented diversity and opportunity.