Sept. 17, 2020

Executive Protection with James Hamilton from Gavin de Becker & Associates

Executive Protection with James Hamilton from Gavin de Becker & Associates

James Hamilton is the head of Protection Quality at Gavin de Becker & Associates; the leading firm for executive protection in the United States. GDBA protects several thousand clients, including over 90 of the world's most prominent families and at-risk individuals. They also provide consultation on security programs, and protective coverage at home, during travel, and at public appearances. 

In this episode, James discusses the type candidate that is best suited for Executive Protection, and what constitutes a success in the business of protection. 

Adam referenced a post that James wrote regarding care and protection during Covid 19. 

James referenced Byron Rodgers' podcast which can be found here. 

James is a widely regarded expert on protection recruited by GDBA from the FBI, where he served as the Supervisory Special Agent handpicked to create, develop, and implement the FBI Academy’s Protective Training curriculum. His courses are currently taught to protectors at the NSA, NYPD, and many other agencies. He is co-creator of GDBA’s Active Shooter Prevention and Response methodology, which focuses on awareness and early detection techniques to improve chances of survival during an attack. He has led Active Shooter trainings and exercises for schools, universities, companies and other organizations throughout the world.

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