U.S. Security Associates

Industry: Defense & Security

About U.S. Security Associates

U.S. Security Associates is one of the world’s largest security services firms. The company provides uniformed security officers and comprehensive risk management solutions for over 5,300 clients in the United States and around the world. U.S. Security Associates was founded 22 years ago by a veteran Navy officer who recruited heavily from the military from the start. Today, the company employs more than 50,000 security professionals, including thousands of veterans, reservists, and their spouses. With over 160 offices and steady growth, U.S. Security Associates offers flexibility, support, and promising futures for America’s brave in the fast-growing field of security.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Spouse Employer.

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Why Work at the Company?

Founded by a veteran Navy officer, U.S. Security Associates has been military-friendly from the start. Today, the company’s Senior Vice President of Security Force Development is a decorated veteran who had a 30-year career with the Navy SEALS. He is leading an aggressive campaign to recruit and hire military talent company-wide. New recruits often find themselves working alongside fellow veterans, reservists, and military spouses. Their work ethic is valued, and their skill sets translate well to security work. As first-class leaders, project managers and problem solvers, they naturally excel in the security environment. With U.S. Security Associates, they have flexibility during and after deployment, continuous benefits, professional development opportunities, and clear paths for advancement.

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