Are you a PhD Admin?
Working for the Navy with just a BS in EE has made me really glad I didn't stay in school and suffer for a MS or worse. At NSWC, all three eventually stop getting promoted at the same level, it just takes longer (only a few years) to get there with only a BS. Also, if you prove yourself, you get the same level of responsibilities, I'm already the Lead Electrical Engineer for an acquisition program. Is NRL the same way?
So personally, I know without a doubt i made the right decision not staying for more education, I'm having way to much fun building robots and getting paid well to do it. And if i do decide to go back to school, the Navy will pay for it!
Just food for thought to any that are facing this decision.
Good illustration though.