Did volunteering to serve in the US Services during WWI automatically give one citizenship?

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My Italian relative joined the US Navy in 1917 and later census' show him as naturalized - I can't find any papers for him, unlike his brothers who have naturalization records - but no US war service?
in Genealogy Help by Linda McCabe G2G Rookie (160 points)

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It wasn't automatic, but they did make it faster and easier for those in the military.  His military records might show naturalization, possibly on base.

Some general info:

World War I and later

Requesting Naturalization Records from the National Archives

by Fred Remus G2G6 Mach 3 (39.5k points)

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