Ed Hinman

Ed Hinman is the Director of Recruitment, Selection, and Training at Gavin de Becker & Associates, an international security firm that specializes in close protection and threat assessment. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Ed served eight years as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps and has protected at-risk public figures around the world. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Recent articles from Ed Hinman

Marines work out in the Devil Dog gym at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Sept. 27, 2015.
Health & Fitness
A Marine Corps Vet Reflects On His Favorite Military Gyms
After 25 years of lifting weights, this Marine vet’s best iron moments came within the walls of the military’s most hardcore gyms.
Writing Changed My Career After The Military — What’s Your Vehicle For Success?
I spent hours mastering writing when I left the Marine Corps. It was a vehicle for career success in amazing ways.
The One Lesson On Leadership That The Military Needs To Embrace
The private sector takes more action than today’s U.S. military when dealing with ineffective and poor leadership. Here's why.
Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit participate in an endurance course at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2013.
Choose Culture Over Industry When Deciding On Your Next Career Move
Don’t let ego get in the way of a career that actually makes you happy.
A Marine begins singing the Marine’s Hymn after completing a plunge into freezing water during an icebreaker drill as part of Winter Mountain Leaders Course 1-15 at Levitt Lake, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California, Jan. 30, 2015.
Here’s What I Learned Braving The Cold In The Marine Corps
A Marine in the field will endure almost any hardship so long as he (or she) can brag about that experience to other Marines.
Pfc. Luke Flowers, a native of San Antonio, receives a much coveted battalion coin from the 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion commander, Lt. Col. David E. Jones, a Nokomis, Fla. native, for an excellent site brief he provided to the Division G-6 staff. Flowers is a data tech specialist with the 10th Sustainment Brigade's network operations team, and also helps troubleshoot various issues on a daily basis as an information management officer.
A Hiring Manager’s Advice: Show Me You Are Exceptional
When it comes to impressing a hiring manager, be sure to show your qualifications, not just tell them.
Ferguson police missouri
A Peaceful Tactic For A Militarized Police Force
The "dignity domino" is a concept that should be embodied by American police to prevent the escalation of violence in crisis situations, large and small.
Assess Your Strengths Before Deciding On Your Post-Military Career
Unlike your time in the military, you are now in full control of you. Take the time to figure out what you're good at.
Here’s How To Break Into A Career In Private Security
Read this smart advice on how to break into the field of private-sector security from the hiring director of a global executive protection and threat assessment firm.