ATLANTA, GEORGIAOctober 8, 2018 – U.S. Security Associates (USA), the market-leading, wholly-owned American safety and security solutions provider has been awarded the ATD BEST Award for the fifth time. The Association for Talent and Development (ATD) annual BEST award recognizes organizations across the world who demonstrate enterprise-wide success through employee engagement, training best practices and talent development initiatives.

The security company is named among a handful of elite global organizations to the training industry’s most prestigious award and is the only private security company included in the 2018 ranking. Thomas Gasque, Vice President of Training and Leadership Development said, “The ATD BEST Award is validation of our organization’s strategic commitment in training and development and its link to truly engaged employees.  Everything begins with our people, their talent and that translates to an amazing culture that drives business results.”

USA takes pride in the significant investment it makes in every Associate. From investments in technology to executive leadership that champions creative practices and a culture that values learning and employee achievement, USA ensures all employees have targeted learning paths focused on competency acquisition.

Richard Wyckoff, CEO and President of USA, said, “Professional development and company-wide engagement are both fundamental to delivering better outcomes for our clients. This most prestigious recognition, for a record 5th time, represents a testament of our unwavering commitment to our 55,000 associates and our many clients.”

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


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 enables 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 enable the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit

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