Executive Vice President,
Gavin de Becker and Associates
Charlie Gilbert was recruited by GDBA from the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served in the Top-10 leadership position of Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service.
He also served as:
• Executive Officer and Senior Operations Officer in the Directorate of Operations
• Chief of Global Intelligence Operations against a hostile target country
Overseas, Charlie conducted numerous assignments in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and East Asia.
Assigned to the top position in three different regions, Charlie was responsible to conceive, plan, and execute complex intelligence operations. He has been operationally proficient in Farsi, Italian, and Russian.
Among other recognition, Charlie Gilbert received:
• The Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal
• The Intelligence Medal of Merit
• The Donovan Award (twice)
• The Director’s Award
• Three Meritorious Unit Citations
Vice President, Protection Strategies, Gavin de Becker and Associates
Recruited from the FBI, James was the Special Agent selected to develop the Protection Course at the FBI Academy. His courses are currently taught to agents protecting the U.S. Attorney General and the Director of the FBI – and have been taught to protectors at the NSA, NYPD, and many other agencies. James also served as Personal Security Advisor for the Attorney General and the two most recent Directors of the FBI.
He is a Certified FBI Instructor in Firearms, Active Shooter, Tactical Skills, Emergency Driving, and SWAT Operations.
James was Team Leader and Manager for the FBI’s Overseas Survival Awareness Program, widely valued by officials and corporations working in high-risk areas.
Earlier in his career, he served four years on the Protection Team for the FBI Director. After 9/11, he was selected to create a Joint Terrorism Task Force.