ATLANTA – August 2015 – U.S. Security Associates recently named Harold Underdown as Senior Vice President, Security Force Development. Underdown joins U.S. Security Associates (USA), after a distinguished 30-year career with the United States Navy as Master Chief Naval Special Warfare (SEAL). In his new role, he will oversee the recruitment, selection, training, communications, and development programs of the USA security officer force.
“This new role reflects the important commitment we are making to over 50,000 security officers throughout the company. Harold Underdown will function as the voice of the USA field officers within our executive leadership team and will be the champion for elevating the service capabilities of the entire security force,” stated Richard L. Wyckoff, President and CEO of U.S. Security Associates. “We believe this is about our security officers building a reputation and a career. As a result, Underdown will also oversee our security force leadership development to ensure our team is the most prepared, intelligent, responsive and friendly force in our industry.”
“U.S. Security Associates is a recognized leader in the security industry that is committed to developing and deploying highly-trained security professionals. This is a unique opportunity for me to apply my leadership experience in the U.S. Navy to strengthen the already-successful USA training and development programs,” commented Underdown.
Prior to joining USA, Underdown completed many assignments and accepted multiple demanding leadership roles as a member of the U.S. Navy SEALs. He was selected to serve as Mobility Team Boat Crew Leader at Naval Special Warfare Development Group in Dam Neck, VA, through which he completed numerous missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Underdown was later assigned as Senior Enlisted Advisor for Assault Cell, assuming the duties of Command Master Chief for his team. During this assignment, he completed two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was then assigned the duties of Senior Enlisted Advisor at NSW Logistics, and was subsequently assigned all components of Naval Special Warfare Group Two.
In honor of his service in the U.S. Navy, Underdown has received numerous awards including the Bronze Star Metal (V Device), Bronze Star Medal, two Defense Meritorious Service awards, and many others.
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.
Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager