Quite accurate really. We had some OGA recruiters come out to Texas Tech earlier this year, and one of em put it best when he said "whatever degree you can think of that is offered here, there are at least several people back at the agency that have it". To your second point, from what I've heard that's yes and no. Buddy of mine who was Marine infantry for four years before getting out worked for blackwater for the longest time (or whatever they call themselves now) until recently and did a few interesting protection gig's and such, but when wanting to move into something like kidnap victim recovery and other really high speed shit, he basically got told "unless you have a SOF background your not gonna be able to do those kinds of contracts". Sadly he's leaving the company due to the corporate mindset they board there is running things under now.