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.
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.
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.
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.