ESS Global Corp, a leading provider of security services is now a GI Bill Approved Bodyguard School. Approved by the VA, Approved by the D.O.E.

GI Bill Approved Bodyguard School

GI Bill Approved Bodyguard School
A Bodyguard, or Executive Protection Specialist, protects clients from threats such as assault, kidnapping and stalking. While bodyguards and close protection specialists must be prepared to force if necessary, much of the protection is the result of assessing threats and advance planning. In other words, it’s not just brawn but brains as well.
Clients are often celebrities, CEO’s, politicians and their families as well as others in the public eye who are more at risk than an ordinary citizen. For a deeper look at the world of Executive Protection, read our Beginner’s Guide to Executive Protection.

GI Bill Approved Bodyguard School – D.O.E. Approved

GI Bill Approved Bodyguard SchoolESS Global Corp is not only approved by the VA to accept GI Bill Benefits, we are also approved by the Department of Education. Additionally, we are the only Executive Protection School that utilizes one of just two VirTra Simulators in the US for active shooter training. Lastly, we have current real world experience.

Number of GI Bill Approved Security Schools in Florida – One

GI Bill Approved Security SchoolsESS Global now offers GI Bill Approved Executive Protection Training – As of December 23, 2016, ESS Global is a VA approved training facility and can accept GI Bill® Benefits. This makes us one of only 3 known Executive Protection Schools approved for GI Bill® Benefits in the U.S. and the only one in Florida.
GI Bill Approved Security SchoolsD.O.E Approved Executive Protection Training – Additionally, ESS Global Corp is one of only two known Executive Protection Schools that have been approved by the D.O.E. In most every state, there is no oversight, no boards, no licenses or certifications. So no one oversees the trainers or what is being taught. With Department of Education oversight, you know another set of eyes has approved and certified both the training and the trainers.
GI Bill Approved Security SchoolsReal World Experience – In the world of executive protection training, sometimes a school is just that. A school. While they may have been active in the industry at one point, they are no longer actively practicing Executive Protection. ESS Global has current real world experience in over 60 countries, and at any given moment is currently on detail, protecting someone (or something) from harm.
GI Bill Approved Security Schools - VirTraActive Shooter Training – ESS Global is the only Executive Protection School making use of the VirTra Simulator here in Tampa Florida. This is 1 of only 2 pubic installations of the VirTra (Virtual Training) in the entire country for “active shooter training”. 


  • Executive Protection Training approved by the VA to accept GI Bill Benefits
  • Executive Protection Training approved by the D.O.E.
  • Executive Protection Training with Real-World Current Experience
  • Executive Protection Training with VirTra Active Shooter Training

Again, why would you go anywhere else?

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