Allied Universal, a renowned security and facility services company in North America, honours and supports all members of the military not just on Veterans Day this November but each and every day. "While many businesses talk the talk about why military veterans are important hires, the physical security sector actually walks the walk,” said Steve Jones, Chairman & CEO of Allied Universal. “We honour and appreciate the sacrifices made by our nations’ military and we constantly seek out ways to show that appreciation each and every day.” Physical security sector After serving in the military, working in the security industry can become a rewarding second career for military veterans" According to the Freedonia Report of 2020, the security services sector is rapidly growing, with global security service revenues forecast to rise 3.6% per year to $263 billion in 2024, which provides significant opportunities for veterans to rise through the ranks. The physical security sector offers vast opportunities for advancement especially for the military Advancing in the physical security sector demands many of the same qualities military veterans are known for including battle-tested real-world experience, trainability, adaptability, dependability and ability to deliver quality work in pressure cooker situations. Risk advisory programmes “After serving in the military, working in the security industry can become a rewarding second career for military veterans,” said Joshua Skule, a retired U.S. Marine, a former FBI Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence and currently SVP of Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services. "I am honoured to be able to offer my skills I learned in the military in order to enhance the company’s risk advisory programmes and initiatives.” Allied Universal recently received the Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Gold Medallion Award through HIREvet.com for the company’s exemplary efforts to recruit, employ, and retain the nation’s veterans. Over the last five years, Allied Universal has hired more than 44,000 veterans and is constantly seeking veterans to join its team of highly trained security professionals.
Allied Universal®, a security and facility services company in North America, recently hired Joshua Skule as the Senior Vice President of the Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division. Skule will be responsible for enhancing this division as a national and global provider of differentiating consulting, investigations and protective services. Skule joins Allied Universal after a distinguished 21-year career in the FBI, where he was recently the Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence leading the organisation’s Intelligence Branch. In this role, he served as the strategic leader of the FBI’s intelligence program with centralised authority, responsibility and oversight for all the bureau’s intelligence work. In addition, he managed a global workforce of 5,000 personnel and a National Intelligence Program budget of over $3 billion. Security intelligence, counterterrorism “Josh’s vast expertise in security intelligence, counterterrorism and his previous work with Chief Security Officers (CSO’s) across the industry will be a great asset for our clients as we support their strategies to identify and mitigate risk and prevent loss as well as protect people, infrastructure and assets globally,” said Ty Richmond, President of Allied Universal® Risk Advisory and Consulting Services and International. During his career, Skule was co-chair of the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), which is a strategic partnership between the US federal law enforcement and over 500 CSO’s from private industry companies that enhance communication and promote the timely and effective exchange of security and intelligence information. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service As the Deputy Assistant Director within the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, he developed a long-term strategic roadmap for technology investment in the bureau’s highest priority program. He nurtured extensive outreach to international law enforcement and intelligence partners to enhance information sharing. Disaster and emergency response Skule graduated from the Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He was a U.S. Marine Captain and led teams in multiple challenging deployments around the world. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service. Allied Universal® Risk Advisory and Consulting Services integrates security consulting, investigations, personal protection and threat, disaster and emergency response with traditional security services and technology systems to present a comprehensive picture of risk and actionable solutions to enhance security program effectiveness and ROI.