Gavin de Becker & Associates

Gavin de Becker & Associates (GDBA)
GDBA protects the world’s most influential and at-risk public figures. Founded in 1978 by 3-time Presidential appointee, Gavin de Becker, our firm’s Protectors, Analysts, and Investigators are committed to our mission of protecting human life through the assessment, prediction, and management of violence.
Team Leaders lead and train protector teams, harness GDBA’s mission essential resources, and protect clients in a variety of challenging circumstances.
Mission: The Safety, Privacy and Wellbeing of our Clients

Provide protection and logistical support at clients’ homes and when they travel
Detect and defeat adversaries
Create and maintain readiness to meet any threat
Survey and prepare locations prior to arrival of the protected person
Coordinate and execute plans for security and medical emergencies

Interested candidates should expect the following:

Industry-Leading Compensation
International/Domestic Travel
Highest Standard of Quality and Resources in the Industry
12-Day Introductory Training Academy, plus continual training and qualifications
Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
401k and Life Insurance
See more information on our Earnings & Benefits Page (

Successful Candidates will have these attributes:

At least 5 Years of Protection experience at the highest level of performance and client expectation
Wish to be of service and protect others
Excellent health and fitness, able to pass physical readiness test
Excellent communication ability
Drug and nicotine-free
Can pass a pre-employment background investigation
Commitment to maintaining high level of attentiveness and energy

Valuable Qualifications (though not required):

Military background
Law enforcement background
If Private Security background, experience in Close Protection
Assigned to Military Protective Security Operations Units; specifically, Air Force OSI, Army CID, Marine Corps CID, or Navy NCIS
Assigned to Law Enforcement Protection Units (for example, close protection of Mayors, Governors, Federal Government Officials)
LEOSA/HR218 Firearm Qualification
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedic

Note: We are also hiring for an Entry Level Protector position, view available positions here:
**First year earnings range from $65k-$90k based on a 40-hour work week. Additional overtime opportunities, bonuses, and travel pay are also available. Visit our new Earnings & Benefit Page to learn more at **

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