We don’t hire employees.
We hire leaders.


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.


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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
  • Letters of recommendation from senior leaders
  • 4 academies completed at the Gavin de Becker Institute
  • Eligible for three promotions laddering to position of Security Staff Leader
  • GDBA Professional Portfolio documenting it all
  • 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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