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U.S. Security Associates Wins Second ASTD "BEST Award"

Awards Recognize Organizational Commitment to Employee Learning

ATLANTA, Georgia – October 11, 2012 – U.S. Security Associates is proud to announce that it ranked 13 in the American Society for Training & Development's 2012 BEST Awards program. U.S. Security Associates is among 30 organizations Worldwide to receive an ASTD BEST Award. All winners are recognized in a special section of the October 2012 issue of Training + Development (T+D), ASTD's monthly magazine.

Members of the Organizational Development team received the ASTD BEST Award during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Prior to the ceremony winning organizations were invited to share their best practices with other learning and development practitioners at the Learn from the BEST conference.

"We feel that a well-trained workforce plays a significant role in enabling our business. From protecting the people, property and assets of our customers to management and leadership development, learning is an integral part of our company culture. We are extremely honored to receive this award a second time." said Chuck Schneider, President & CEO of U.S. Security Associates.

The ASTD BEST Awards are the training industry's most rigorous and coveted recognition. The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through employee learning and development. "These 30 companies get it," says Tony Bingham, ASTD President and CEO. "They excel in creating innovative, vibrant learning cultures that clearly align with strategic business goals. The leadership of these organizations values learning and knows that having a knowledgeable and skilled workforce drives success."

For the 2012 BEST Awards, U.S. Security Associates competed against organizations on a global basis. These organizations submitted quantitative and qualitative information to ASTD about their learning and development practices and programs. Applications were assessed in a blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee, a select group of experts in the learning and development field.

About ASTD

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD's members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 120 U.S. chapters and with 20 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession's focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit www.astd.org.

About U.S. Security Associates

U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.

For more information please contact:

Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager
Phone: 770.643.7782
Email: nfischer@ussecurityassociates.com

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