In the mean time, get a job at the post office or some other government office. The time spent there will count toward your years of service, and therefore you will be able to retire earlier. Not to mention you'll be able to start paying into your TSP (retirement fund).
I'm not sure that's entirely true. Controllers have an early retirement. However only the time actually worked in a capacity that requires you to hold a ATC rating (good time) qualifies toward early retirement. Even time in the military as a controller doesn't count toward your retirement date. However prior government service will count toward your total retirement package.