After reaching out to our contacts at State, we were presented with an amazing opportunity: an interview with several active Diplomatic Security Special (DSS) Agents and Regional Security Officers (RSOs).
Military pay and benefits are one of the most transparent compensation systems in America. A cursory Google search will provide ample charts showing exactly what you earn if you are, say, an E-6 with five years of service.
One of the greatest benefits of serving in our nation’s military is the ability to earn a degree at virtually no cost. Speaking from personal experience, I was able to earn my bachelor’s degree while serving on active duty by using tuition reimbursement.