GSX Daily 2022 Recap – It Takes a Network: Transitioning from Public Service into the Private Sector

By Sara Mosqueda

Every entry into the security profession is unique. For David Weiner, founder and CEO of global management consulting firm Secure Measures LLC, that entry point was as a military policeman for the U.S. Air Force in 1993.

Weiner worked as a patrol officer field training officer, K-9 handler, a training coordinator, and as a member of a special response team. After leaving the military, he then began serving the local community by entering law enforcement and ultimately rising to the role of regional chief of police of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Police in Long Beach, California.  

During his tenure in law enforcement, Weiner worked with other agencies to address veteran-related issues and implemented a mental health outreach program for veterans—Veteran Mental Evaluation Unit—that was adopted by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Many individuals at that point might decide to retire. Instead, Weiner left public service and decided to enter the private sector by starting his own company.

Ahead of Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at GSX 2022, The GSX Daily interviewed Weiner about his experiences, insights, and recommendations on skills he gained during his service, the power of a professional network in transitioning to the private sector, and other tools that veterans carry into careers in private and corporate security.

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