In a year that was anything but normal, 2021 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner for Best Airport/Aviation Security Solution, Global Elite Group has shown up, stepped up, and deliver beyond expectations again, as an integral part of the aviation industry.
With a mission of providing quality aviation security services in response to growing criticism leveled at industry providers, Global Elite Group was formed in 2002 by a handful of professionals with roots in all areas of the aviation industry, led by William McGuire, President & CEO of Global Elite Group.
The company’s stated goal was to deliver consistent security operations and provide a controlled environment for the management of people, passengers, service providers, and airlines that could benefit from enhanced security measures.
2020 represented the biggest challenges in the company’s history. A challenge that was overcome by the dedication of Global employees.
During 2020, because of Global Elite Group’s professionalism, high-quality security service the company maintained current clients and expanded operations at new airports.
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In April 2020, Global initiated employee screening for Delta at Minneapolis/St Paul Airport in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Delta has provided glowing feedback on the great performance of the operation.
Global has since also been awarded the airport security services contract for San Diego County Regional Airport (SAN) and Portland International Airport (PDX).
Expanding airport security service contracts during the pandemic is a testament to the performance of Global Elite Group.
In the 18 years since the company was founded, a lot of growth has taken place and this once regional provider has a far-reaching reputation for delivering outstanding value and a customized approach for each client’s needs.
Global Elite Group oversees the security of over 60 clients across the aviation industry, including international airlines, and international/regional airports. Growth is a direct result of the next-level service and knowledge-based approach of each company member.
Global Elite Group has an exceptional relationship with regulators. The TSA, which was also recognized in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, often reaches out to Global Elite Group for ideas and information sharing and participates in the company’s training programs.
Over the past year, since the implementation of new security requirements, Global Elite Group has been active in providing consulting and training to a number of airlines operating in the U.S. so that they can meet the new requirements.
It is through this and other customized programs that the company can address the security goals of its client under a heavily regulated and uncertain climate.
Global is also working with key industry groups to launch a security education program for staff and the wider aviation security industry in the US.
The program combines operational training with a pathway to security education at the university diploma level.
Global Elite Group is proud of its compliance success rate. Each year the company strives for a success rate of 99-100%, and during 2019-2020 that goal was once again met.
The company is reviewed regularly with in-depth compliance inspections that are often unannounced and conducted several times a week, across the U.S., at its airline locations.
Through their exceptional and professional team members, while following strict security protocols Global Elite Group has continued to meet this goal. The introduction of their new mobile app for use in the field was of particular assistance in this achievement.
As an example of the company’s proactive stance, Global Elite Group has developed a proprietary mobile app for people management to assist its managers in the field. The app is both a training and real-time reporting tool designed to increase manpower efficiency and effectiveness at all levels.
Another measure of the consistent Platinum-Level Quality Performance of the company is the acquisition by Securitas Transport Aviation Services USA, the 2nd largest security company in the world, reflecting the growth and value of the company since it began.
Now with Securitas, Global Elite Group continues to seek new and efficient ways to deliver security services that draw from operational experience and technology solutions.
Global’s reputation outside of its aviation security offerings is likewise excellent.
In 2020, Global provided security screening for passengers from cruises stuck in New York due to the pandemic, allowing the passengers to return home safely.
It also meant that in March/April 2020, Global Elite Group was leading the way with protective equipment for Global security officers without comprising passenger security and safety.
The company delivers security services, emergency management, and consulting services to governments and businesses throughout the world.
Global Elite Group protection and guard services are provided that encompass executive, dignitary, and celebrity protection, large sporting events, special events, events on the world stage such as the World Cup, the Super Bowl, and assisting with securing the Olympic Games.
The approach for each is performed through their professional agents who are properly vetted and have backgrounds that match the assignment, with standards that are among the industry’s toughest.
Global Elite Group agents are in peak physical fitness possessing a professional appearance and are equipped to handle the goals of each assignment, and trained to recognize potentially dangerous situations, remain calm under pressure, and qualified to collaborate, and coordinate with other security personnel, local police and federal authorities.
Beyond providing security services to the industry, Global Elite Group is an active member of the security community, and in 2015, Global Elite Group launched the Foundation for First Responders, to benefit the educational needs of fallen first responder’s children.
The foundation has provided thousands of much-needed monies to various organizations to help offset the costs associated with seeking higher education.
Additionally, the foundation puts on two annual events to celebrate and raise money for our nation’s first responders.
Global Elite Group distributes a free weekly newsletter called AVSEC News to over 8000 industry executives, government officials, aviation and airport security officials and directors.
This free valuable resource has been published for over 10 years, and subscribers frequently compliment the company on how valuable and timely this resource is.
Global Elite Group is an industry leader and continues to promote the advancement of security service standards across the industry and community engagement for the well-being of security professionals.
Global Elite Group Takes Platinum in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Sixth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Airport/Aviation Security Solution (Tie**)
Airport/Aviation Security Solution
Global Elite Group oversees the security of over 60 clients across the aviation industry, including international airlines, and regional airports.
In the 19 years since the company was founded, a lot of growth has taken place and this once regional provider has a far-reaching reputation for delivering outstanding value and a customized approach for each client’s needs.
Most recently, Global Elite Group has been acquired by Securitas Transport Aviation Services USA for USD$22 million reflecting the growth and value of the company since it began.
Global Elite’s reputation outside of its aviation security offerings is excellent for delivering security services, emergency management and consulting services to governments and businesses throughout the world.
Global’s foundation offerings focus on aviation security, which makes up 95% of its business portfolio and has been the driver for developing a complete range of AVSEC services that are tailored to the express needs of each customer from aircraft guarding and airside escorting, baggage pilferage investigations/prevention and cargo guarding, escorting & screening, to emergency response support, passenger behavioral assessments & verification and even explosives/narcotics canine units.
*Global Elite Group was also recognized in the 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs, respectively.
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The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
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