Gavin de Becker is widely regarded as the Nation’s leading expert on the protection of public figures. His work in the prediction and prevention of violence has earned him three Presidential appointments. He is the bestselling author of The Gift of Fear: Survival Signs That Protect Us From Violence, now published in 18 languages.
Before John Muffler joined GDBA, he served as Chief of Domestic Operations for the U.S. Marshals Service, and Chief Inspector of the National Center for Judicial Security. At the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, he taught protective operations, threat assessment, and protective intelligence. John is a member of the Department of State’s Fulbright Specialist Program.
During his career with the United States Secret Service (1983-2003), Vincent protected two U.S. Presidents and many other world leaders, and rose to several leadership positions. He was then appointed to the senior-most security position at the International Monetary Fund, where he served until being recruited by GDBA in 2023.
Michael LaFever has advised our high-risk clients since 1979. He is the firm’s liaison with LAPD, U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, Secret Service, and various international law enforcement agencies. Michael was the only civilian attendee at the Central Intelligence Agency’s first Threat Management Conference.
California Department of Veterans Affairs (CSSAVE) approved our PLT Training as an On-The-Job
Training Program. Consequently, eligible CA-based Military Veterans and dependents can
utilize their GI Bill® for additional income up to the first 2 years of their GDBA employment.