Greetings all. I've lurked for a while before creating an account, and I'm hoping to take advantage of the generosity I've seen this community extend to other users. I appreciate any and all advice and even harsh criticism or critique. I'd like to provide you all with a little background on me, my work history and my educational history. What I'd like is for you to evaluate what I've done, what I'm doing, and offer any insight you may have regarding any additional steps you'd take (or omit, for that matter). For instance, imagine a jar full of pebbles. I'd like for you to be able to add some smaller pebbles or sand to fill in the voids (however large or small) to take best advantage of the space. Background: I'm a 35 year old male, married and we have a 7 year old daughter. My wife is a physician and is in an established career. I attended my state's flagship university for about 2 years after high school and then resigned in good standing. I entered the workforce and became a police officer for about a decade. In 2010 I left law enforcement and entered the private sector. I presently work for a petroleum services group where I wear many hats - field support, sales, project lead, etc. I resumed my collegiate career at a smaller 4 year state school where I earned an AS in Safety Technology (it offered the best combination of rate of completion and application to my present career). I immediately re-enrolled at a satellite campus of the flagship university and am working toward a BS in Business Administration. All college coursework is 100% online. In the meantime I'm considering attending a prep seminar in the summer to achieve an Associate Safety Professional certification. After graduation, I'd like to explore a postgrad degree. The flagship has an online MBA program that is respected and an online master's program in Construction Management that is reportedly among the best around. Additionally, there is a prestigious private university nearby that is offering an online master's in Homeland Security as well as a master's in Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law. Money isn't too big of an issue, but large enough that I cannot put my career on hold to go full time as a traditional student or take an unpaid internship. ROI is also a consideration as I'd rather not spend 50K+ to enjoy a 5K/year raise. I feel like I'm missing out some networking opportunities, but I'm not sure how detrimental that may be. I have also considered some other professional certifications (CEBS, CAPM, etc.) but I am undecided on that front. Sorry for the wall of text, but I'm hoping one or more of you can extend the olive branch and give me some pointers. When I was young I thought I'd be a career LEO but here I am. I just want to make sure I have crossed all of my I's and dotted all of my T's p). So that's it. I'd be pleased to offer any additional information to help clarify some things. Is there something extra I could be doing now to ease the route later on, or are my future goals a little too undefined to make any changes presently? Thanks in advance.