We don’t hire employees.
We hire leaders.

Protective Security

SELECTION TIME LINE

The Selection Process typically lasts 4 to 6 weeks, culminating with attendance of the 10-day Essential Protection Skills Academy, held ten times each year at our Los Angeles training camp.

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP TRACK (PLT)

GDBA’s Professional Leadership Track (PLT) is a 2‑year on-the-job training curriculum that prepares protectors for future leadership positions at GDBA or in their next career.

CAREER PROGRESSION

GDBA’s promotional system is merit-based. Performance matters most, not seniority.

TRAINING

GDBA offers hundreds of training courses, exercises, and certifications. Each step throughout the 2‑year PLT and beyond is measured and evaluated by the Training Division to ensure every associate continually gains proficiency, experience, and confidence.

QUALIFICATIONS

We care about one thing: Performance.

CULTURE

Our culture is embodied by three aspects of our work:
1) merit-based, 2) bureaucracy-free, and 3) opportunity-driven.

MISSION

Associates protect our clients at the residences, global operations centers, and travel locations around the world. Protectors can be assigned to several types of assignments within their first year.

FAQs

Candidates for our Protective Security Division often ask these questions regarding our selection process, hiring criteria, training academies, earnings and promotions, and much more invovling a career as a GDBA Protector.

Join GDBA

The first two years at GDBA:

  • 5,000 hours protecting some of the world's most at-risk individuals and
    enterprises
  • 500 hours of training, mentoring, instructing, and certification
  • 4 academies completed at the Gavin de Becker Institute
  • Eligible for three promotions laddering to position of Security Staff Leader
  • Eligible CA-based Military Veterans and dependents are qualified to utilize
    the GI Bill® for PLT as additional income up to the first 2 years of
    employment.

Training Our Protectors


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