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The branches of the United States military aren’t he only forces working to keep terrorism from rearing its ugly head on American soil. One of them is the United States Customs and Border Protection, the largest law enforcement agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Just like the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard, Americans — and most certainly veterans included — can apply for a job to work within the agency responsible for patrolling international land borders and coastal waters, detecting and preventing terrorists and weapons from entering the U.S.

Moreover, a former service member can leverage a number of benefits to ensure not only employment, but a more attainable retirement goal — veterans preference, an expedited hiring process, G.I. Bill housing allowance (through on-the-job training perk — to check on the status of your G.I. Bill benefits click here) among them.

The average annual salary as a member of CBP can range from $49,000 to upwards of $125,000.

To apply, learn more about the agency, and the aforementioned veteran options and benefits, click here.