About Us

In these extremely challenging times, when the velocity of crises and emergencies are accelerating at an unprecedented pace, you can count on GardaWorld Federal Services (GWFS) to respond rapidly and effectively to meet your critical mission support needs. We are part of the GardaWorld family of companies and are a US business based in Washington, DC, that is singularly focused on delivering best in class security, medical, logistics, and associated support services to U.S. federal, state, and local government customers, as well as commercial clients, both domestically and abroad. We are a partner of choice to the US Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, Health & Human Services, the Intelligence Community, as well as the emergency operations management offices at the state, city, and local level. Scroll further to learn how we can be your 'go-to' provider.

GardaWorld Federal Services.
Anytime. Anywhere.


Rapid deployment of critical staff, equipment, and services is our core competency. We maintain a deep bench of capable seasoned security, medical, and logistics personnel, and prepositioned material ready to mobilize in a moment’s notice.


We believe footprint matters. With over 500 locations across 45 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, we are strategically located to serve all your critical mission support needs worldwide.


With over 30 years of hard-earned experience gained on the toughest missions in the most challenging environments, we have collective subject matter expertise that is second to none.


Our defining key differentiator, we are a dedicated team of high-performing, aligned professionals, passionate about creating extraordinary results for our customers, our company, and our people.

Our Mission

To provide critical mission support to our U.S. federal, state, and local government customers, securing their place in a complex world by consistently delivering quality services and value, while growing our business profitably.


  • Pete Dordal Jr.
  • Matthew Daake
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Mark DeWitt
    Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary
  • David Watson
    Senior Vice President, Contracts
  • Mike Holm
    Senior Vice President, Response Logistics
  • Jonathan Wilcoxon
    Senior Vice President, Global Staffing
  • Debbie Ray
    Vice President, Finance
  • Matthew Twigg
    Vice President, Department of State Operations
  • Drew Ahearn
    Vice President of Proposal Development and Pricing
  • Scott Elliott
    Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Capture
  • Dean L. Smith, MD, MBI
    Chief Medical Officer
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Board of

  • Dr. Lawrence Cavaiola
    Chairman of the Board
  • Stéphan Crétier
    Founding President & CEO, GardaWorld
  • Pete Dordal, Jr.
  • Doug Allison
    Board Member
  • Jean-Michel Filiatrault
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, GardaWorld
  • John Hassoun
    Board Member
  • Michael P. Jackson
    Board Member
  • Admiral Eric T. Olson, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Board Member
  • Patrick Prince
    Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, GardaWorld
  • John Sano
    Board Member
  • Oliver Westmacott
    President & COO, GardaWorld International Protective Services
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A core GWFS offering, we provide an array of protective services to government and commercial customers, domestically and abroad, in benign environments as well as the most austere and high-risk locations in the world. The GardaWorld enterprise is the largest privately-held security concern in the world, and our size, reach and expertise enable us to protect those you care about, your property, and your reputation like no one else.



For over 15 years, GardaWorld Federal Services has been providing the US government with expeditionary healthcare services in some of the most demanding environments in the world. We started after 9/11 deploying former US military medical practitioners in support of US diplomatic, defense, and development activities in conflict and post-conflict zones. We leveraged these experiences into the fight against COVID-19 and we’ve deployed thousands of medical staff to provide urgent hospital staff augmentation, mass testing, mass vaccinations, COVID isolation wards, and full turn-key clinic and field hospital operations.

By the Numbers

We’re ready to support your urgent healthcare and medical staffing requirements with these resources:


person global staffing program support team in the Washington, DC area, dedicated to providing immediate, surge recruitment and mobilization support.


program support and licensed supply chain branch offices across the United States.


medical, security, logistics, and program management personnel across the U.S., ideally located to support urgent medical response operations in each state.

Emergency Medical Support

We have the size, footprint, and experience necessary to quickly mobilize resources and personnel nationwide on a moment’s notice. For the past two years, we’ve been on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19 utilizing our infrastructure and deep bench of 1,000+ deployable, licensed healthcare professionals to augment or fully staff and operate emergency medical missions. Whether you need a single nurse practitioner or a complete Role 2 clinic, we’re ready with the following staff and capabilities:

  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Physician
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic & Advanced
  • Paramedic
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)
  • Public Health & Safety Officer
  • Pharmacist
  • Healthcare Worker
  • PPE/Consumables/Supply Chain Services
  • Mobile & Tented Medical Clinics
  • Ambulance Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Laboratory Services
  • COVID-19 Testing/Vaccinations
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Response Logistics

Whether it’s a natural disaster, manmade crisis, or critical special event, GardaWorld Federal Services has the experience, capability and assets to provide logistical solutions to any of your urgent response requirements. Paired with our Medical and Security capabilities, we offer a truly integrated approach to crisis response and special event support.

From responding to extreme weather events such as hurricanes, wild fires, tornados, and floods, to special humanitarian missions such as supporting Afghan resettlement, we bring the full power of GardaWorld to help our government customers respond to these complicated issues.

To further enhance our capabilities and meet emerging customer challenges, we recently combined our business with Ellipse Global, a market-leading provider of rapid response, full-service, turn-key mobile base camps and catering services with over 50 years of serving federal, state and local governments. Scroll further to learn more.

Mobile Base Camps

Our comprehensive logistics capabilities focus on remote base camps and facilities management. Our more than 450 experienced first responders and highly skilled operations and logistics professionals are trained in the Incident Command System (ICS). With our mobile command centers, personnel base camps, mobile kitchens, refrigerator trucks, shower and laundry trailers, we have the ability to setup a virtual self-supporting city at the base of any disaster or emergency in just a few hours.

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K9 Services

For over 10 years, GardaWorld Federal Services has specialized in the training, deployment and operation of Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) teams in support of US diplomatic and defense missions overseas, as well as to federal and local law enforcement and commercial clients here in the U.S. Our expanded K9 operation now provides trained canines for narcotics detection, school security, personal protection, special events, and multi-purpose tactical dogs for use by the US special operations community. Most recently, we were certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct Third Party Cargo Screening.

GWFS Training Center

In 2018, we established a state-of-the-art Canine Training Operations Center (CTOC) in Summit Point, West Virginia, located close to Washington, D.C. It serves as a full-service canine sales, training and operations management facility. Our K9 training staff includes Master Trainers with decades of expertise across the US DoD, DoS, North American Police Working Dog Association, as well as various international standards for canine operations. We’ve deployed more than 1,000 GWFS dog teams globally and trained more than 2,000 dog teams for the USG and law enforcement agencies.


Specialty Services

Integrated Risk Management

In concert with our sister company, Crisis24, we offer full turnkey global risk management services to help customers anticipate, plan and face challenges head-on, anywhere in the world. We deliver 30 years of experience, infrastructure in 45 countries, and Global Operations Centers that follow the sun with always-on intelligence monitoring. Combined with Crisis24, we can provide everything you need to ensure the safety of your people and assets, and fulfill your duty of care responsibility. Specific offerings include:

  • Travel Security
  • Executive & VIP Protection
  • Crisis Consulting
  • Open-source Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
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Discover the Opportunities

We are a dedicated team of high-performing aligned professionals, passionate about creating extraordinary results for our customers, our company and our people. We enjoy diverse backgrounds that create an exciting place to work within a culture of entrepreneurism, innovation and excellence. The company offers a wide range of career opportunities and is committed to motivating, developing, and empowering our employees at every level.

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