The Selection Process typically lasts 4 to 6 weeks, culminating with our 10-Day Essential Protections Skills Training Academy held multiple times a year in Los Angeles.
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.
GDBA’s promotional system is merit-based. Performance matters most, not seniority.
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.
We care about one thing: Performance.
Our culture is embodied by three aspects of our work:
1) merit-based, 2) bureaucracy-free, and 3) opportunity-driven.
Many associates protect our clients at their residences, while others are assigned to corporate Global Operations Centers or other business locations that demand close protection. Most protectors are assigned to a multitude of details within their first year.
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.