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Do you find not eating for three days stressful? What about not sleeping? What about possibly being killed at any moment? Or captured and dying slowly with a very thorough manicure? Or (our personal favorite) knowing that if you screw up a lot of innocent people die?

If none of that bothers you, then the stress level would be pretty low. For most members of the human species, however, this is a ridiculously high stress job. Most Operators burn out before their mid-30s and retire from the military altogether. Those who stick around, though, rapidly rise through the ranks.