Ed Hinman

Ed Hinman is Director of Security Strategies and Communication at Gavin de Becker & Associates, an international security firm that protects many of the world’s most influential people and enterprises. 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.

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.
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Transition
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.
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Leadership
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.
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Career
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.
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Community
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.
Lance Cpl. Spurgeon W. Centers III executes a pull-up during a fire team challenge at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 27, 2013.
Career
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.
There is a growing domestic need for more service-oriented protectors who combine the refined manners of a Four Seasons concierge with the active persona of a U.S. Marine.
Career
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.