At TSA News: Special TSA lines for the military will solve nothing The author, Bill Touzani, worked as a TSA agent for nine years, most if not all, from the sound of it, before the gropes were implemented. He thinks the special military lines are a bunch of hooey (and let's face it -- they're being created only because our craven politicians are trying to score points before an election year). He talks about a lot of different stuff in this column. One excerpt: "Injured veterans are presently escorted by Bomb Appraisal Officers (BAO) to facilitate the screening process. BAOs spend all day running back and forth with veterans through the checkpoint as they have little else to do.A BAO makes $80,000 a year, by the way. The same customer service duties used to be handled by the airlines at no cost to the taxpayer."