"Whatever we're paying them, it's not enough."
Whats interesting here...is that a special ops NCO can retire after 20 years...and go commerical...contract himself out...to make over $100k a year. You can pick your own jobs, and if you aren't happy...just walk away. Numerous companies hire them to provide guard and security help overseas. Its simply a hired gun type deal. Except for the extreme hardcord type who absolutely loves the military...no one else is going to take the military bonus. Remember, this is for a four-year type committment...so the bonus when compared up to $100k might not be such a great deal. And at least with the contractor job...you collect your military pension, and might only work six months out of the year at your contractor job...you can fish the rest of the time.