Why do so many transitioning veterans look for private security careers? First, many military transitioning veterans desire a career where they can grow professionally within a dynamic and international organization. In the security industry, this means a private security firm where they can travel the world protecting at-risk clients, not remain in the same city at the same police department for the next twenty years.
Additionally, with over a million service men and women departing the military over the next five years, America’s new warrior class is looking for exciting security and law enforcement related careers – careers that are similar to the mission they had in the military [protecting people].
Finally, unlike government and law enforcement work, dynamic and elite security companies in the private sector never ask an employee to “wait their turn” for a promotion or opportunity. At Gavin de Becker & Associates, for example, all future earnings, opportunities, and promotions are based on one thing: performance.