We care about one thing: Performance.
Who You Are
Military, law enforcement, or security background is great, though not a requirement. We’re less interested in what you are than who you are. Our most successful protectors come from a variety of backgrounds and have succeeded because they are willing to learn, work hard, tell the truth, and flat out perform. To be hired by our firm, you must meet the following requirements.
You must pass the pre-employment Physical Readiness Test standards. GDBA embodies and encourages a healthy and physical culture amongst its protectors through annual testing and stipends for gym memberships.
Honest and Trustworthy
You must undergo an exhaustive background investigation (which includes a volunteer polygraph for all candidates). Issues identified in the background investigation might not disqualify a candidate who is otherwise a good match, so long as the candidate is honest about their past.
An Effective Communicator
You are a superb communicator who inspires confidence through clear, certain, and reassuring answers and actions.
Curious and Passionate
You have a natural curiosity and passion for protection, security concepts, and leadership. We recommend every candidate read Mr. de Becker’s bestselling book, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signs That Protect Us From Violence, to learn further about Mr. de Becker’s philosophies and our work.
You are a polished warrior who can not only protect our clients, but also provide exceptional service while doing so.
You are flexible. Public figure protection often involves emergencies and challenging schedules, including working on night shifts and holidays and being called in on days off. Upon graduating the 2-year PLT, your schedule can become more stable, however new challenges always accompany advancement.
Physical Readiness Test
GDBA has established physical fitness standards which are the minimum physical readiness levels to permit our employees to perform all essential functions of their positions. The Physical Readiness Test (PRT) requires candidates to perform a specific number of repetitions for each exercise as outlined by age and gender. Candidates are allotted two minutes to meet each requirement.
All candidates are required to pass the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) in order to be eligible for hire. Employees are also re-tested on these standards once every six months throughout the duration of employment.
All candidates must also be able to swim. A swim test is performed during the Essential Protection Skills (EPS) Academy and must be passed in order to be eligible for hire.
What are GDBA’s physical fitness standards?
We have determined that these standards are the minimum physical readiness levels to permit our employees to perform all essential functions of their positions.
Are any of the events timed?
Yes. Candidates are allotted two minutes to meet the pushups requirement, and then another two minutes to complete the crunches requirement. The 800m run must be completed within the time parameters set by age group.