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By The Numbers

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More than 400 GDBA Associates are Veterans

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GDBA Recruiters attended over 100 Military & Veteran Career Events

65%

Veterans represent 65% of our Protective Security Division

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More than 200 GDBA associates have utilized a portion of their GI Bill® benefits for additional income without any additional workload. Learn More.

Videos

Hiring Veterans

Ten years as a GDBA protector and going strong, Matt Bohatch discusses his background as a U.S. Marine and his transition to GDBA.

Veterans Volunteering

GDBA is proud to continue its partnership with The Mission Continues, a veteran-led organization dedicated to helping underserved communities through volunteer work.

Financial Benefits - GI Bill®

Many GI Bill® eligible Protectors who work for GDBA in California are collecting additional income on top of their GDBA earnings with no additional workload. Every month, more newly hired protectors are using this incredible benefit. Read More Here.

Veteran Spotlights

DAVID DURKIN

  • United States Marine Corps Sergeant and Scout Sniper
  • Combat Veteran of Afghanistan
  • US Ambassador’s PSD in Iraq, US. Dept. of State contractor

David joined GDBA in 2017 as a Special Field Services Protector.  In the first three years of his career here, he has protected high-profile clients in 22 different countries and counting.  Currently, he is a member of the travel team for our firm’s highest-profile client.  During his time at GDBA, David continues to serve as an instructor within the Training Division and runs security details around the globe.

Why, after 3 and a half years, have you stayed at GDBA?
“In this career, every day, we protect people from becoming victims of harm, harassment, and embarrassment.  This profession demands creative solutions to oftentimes complicated or potentially dangerous situations.  These challenges, and the high-paced nature of the work, is what drew me here and what keeps me here today.  Freedom dies in fear.  We protect that freedom for hundreds of clients every day.”

ERICK GREER

  • United States Marine Corps Sergeant
  • Served 9 years with multiple combat deployments to Iraq
  • Awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for his actions in Iraq

Erick joined GDBA in 2012 as an entry-level protector in the Atlanta region and advanced through our merit-based promotional system. He currently leads a dynamic protection team for one of the world’s most influential Public Figures in Washington D.C. During his time at GDBA, Erick has also led residential protection teams in Los Angeles, Atlanta, D.C., and planned and supervised security operations for several large-scale events across the United States.

Why after 10 years, have you stayed at GDBA?
“Personal growth. In the Marine Corps I was the quiet aggressive infantryman. Since joining GDBA, I’ve learned how to communicate professionally, whether I’m speaking to a world-famous client or to one of the 38 vendors, 4 staff members, and endless stream of visitors entering this property every day. As I’ve grown at GDBA, I’ve gained promotions. Moreover, GDBA continues to take good care of my family and me here in D.C.”

Reserves and National Guard

GDBA recognizes and honors our many associates in the Military Reserves and National Guard.

The California National Guard has awarded GDBA leadership the National Guard’s Employer Patriot Award for supporting our associates in the National Guard.

Military Friendly Company

In honor of recruiting, hiring, and training Military Veterans, Military Friendly® has named GDBA a Gold-Level Military Friendly Company.

GDBA is Proud of our Commitment to America's Military and Veteran Community.

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