Most functions of the Department of Homeland Security go unseen. If a DHS office is suddenly operating in the open or in a new area, chances are that something terrible has just happened.
For veterans who want continued service to be part of their civilian lives, a post-military career in homeland security is a great option. The DHS will even help some vets get started through its “Operation Warfighter” Program.
DHS “Warfighters” are current service members on medical hold who recover from their conditions while working temporary assignments and internships at Department of Homeland Security offices. This gives them valuable civilian work experience and meaningful work to do as they heal. Most importantly for transitioning veterans, it helps them develop professional networks outside of the military.