A Soldier is a high school-educated man who serves as the island's main line of defense against rebels and foreign superpowers. Unfortunately, their presence also tends to lower liberty, though classes in sensitivity can help reduce this effect. The higher a soldier's skill is, the better they perform in battle. The presence of generals also elevates this efficiency.
Soldiers and their immediate families are allowed to live in army bases.
Experience in being a soldier or general is required for men to become the [[Ministry (Tropico 4)
Minister of Defense]].
It's possible for a presidente to have been a celebrated soldier before rising to power, boosting their relationship with all Tropicans, especially Nationalists, and being a veteran improves presidente's success rate in combat. Being a Generalissimo boosts soldiers efficency in battle by 15%.
- In the original Tropico both the Soldiers and Rebels used AK rifles.
- In Tropico 3 and 4, the Soldiers have M16A2 rifles while the Rebels have AK rifles.