Employer Profile

*GDBA is actively hiring Protective Security Personnel in all locations across the US.  With 86 positions available, there is no better time than now to join the growing and rewarding profession of Public Figure Protection.*

About Us

For more than 40 years, GDBA has developed pioneering strategies and resources for protecting Public Figures, Government Agencies, and others facing substantial safety and privacy challenges. GDBA employs full-time Protectors, Analysts, Advisors, Investigators, and Instructors, supporting clients in all regions of the U.S. and around the world.

Our Founder

Gavin de Becker is widely regarded as the Nation’s leading expert on the protection of public figures. His work on the prediction and prevention of violence has earned him three presidential appointments. He is the bestselling author of "The Gift of Fear: Survival Signs that Protect Us From Violence," now published in 18 languages.


GDBA Culture

Training for Protectors

Earnings, Promotions, and Benefits

GDBA's Protector Earnings Chart offers a Roadmap for full and lasting Careers at GDBA. Watch the Video and pause on your desired region to learn more about GDBA’s unmatched Earnings Increases, Promotions, Benefits, Stipends, Bonuses, Family Resources, and more.

To view additional information on Earnings and Benefits visit this page on our website.

Caring for Our Associates and their Families 

Excellence in Executive Protection

65% of GDBA Protectors are Military Veterans

Protective Security Division

"I’ve led protection for one of the world’s premiere business leaders, played key roles in training hundreds of GDBA associates in Close Protection, and recruited hundreds of military veterans. Every day I work with like-minded professionals driven to succeed. Our mission is protecting human life; we train for it and take it very seriously. Recently, we had two separate incidents where a GDBA protector saved a human life. That says it all."


- Nick Duchene, Protector, Instructor and Veteran Outreach

Threat Assessment and Management Division

"My team and I work to solve the puzzle – collecting fragments of information and then connecting that information to a larger picture that potentially impacts our clients’ safety and privacy. Needless to say, I enjoy my work and absolutely love my colleagues. Because our challenging and exhausting work demands a close-knit team, we support one another and it feels like family."


- Maggie Green, Director