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Joshua Dessalines

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As Executive Vice President at Gavin de Becker & Associates, Joshua Dessalines is responsible for the management of all Protective Security Services throughout the United States and the world. He personally meets with our clients to design and implement security and logistical programs to improve upon their specific safety and privacy needs.

Along with working directly with clients, Josh supervises our 520-member team, which provides protective coverage and logistical support to public figures, Fortune 500 executives, religious leaders, and others who face high stakes safety and privacy challenges.

Prior to joining our firm, Josh spent four years in the United States Marine Corps where he served as Team Leader for a Tactical Recovery Platoon. His unit conducted several recovery operations abroad, specializing in Middle Eastern regions. Josh attended several military schools dealing with logistics, close-quarters combat training, hostage rescue/recovery, and anti-terrorism techniques.

The culmination of Josh’s military training and experience plus his thirteen years working in the protective security field has enabled him to successfully design, execute, and manage hundreds of protective details. Josh works closely with our clients, their representatives, and our Security Staff Agents to ensure the efficient use of all of our resources to meet the goals of all of our clients.

Josh is a partner in the firm and has been with Gavin de Becker & Associates since 1996.