Back in college, I thought about joining the US Foreign Service program. I'm glad I didn't follow through with that.
Since then, the number of risky postings has risen (I tried pulling data from US Dept of State travel warnings, but their site isn't Archive.org friendly). And to make sure that our foreign service officers have lots of fun, after dodging assassinations & kidnappings, they now have an increased risk of an IRS audit.
After Walter Reed, I can't complain. I guess this is how we thank those who serve in the front line and in support.