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U.S. Security Associates Wins Second ASTD "BEST Award"

U.S. Security Associates Inc.

ATLANTA, Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Security Associates is proud to announce that it ranked 13 in the American Society for Training & Development's 2012 BEST Awards program. U.S. Security Associates is among 30 organizations Worldwide to receive an ASTD BEST Award. All winners are recognized in a special section of the October 2012 issue of Training + Development (T+D), ASTD's monthly magazine.

Members of the Organizational Development team received the ASTD BEST Award during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Prior to the ceremony winning organizations were invited to share their best practices with other learning and development practitioners at the Learn from the BEST conference.

"We feel that a well-trained workforce plays a significant role in enabling our business. From protecting the people, property and assets of our customers to management and leadership development, learning is an integral part of our company culture. We are extremely honored to receive this award a second time." said Chuck Schneider, President & CEO of U.S. Security Associates.

The ASTD BEST Awards are the training industry's most rigorous and coveted recognition. The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through employee learning and development. "These 30 companies get it," says Tony Bingham, ASTD President and CEO. "They excel in creating innovative, vibrant learning cultures that clearly align with strategic business goals. The leadership of these organizations values learning and knows that having a knowledgeable and skilled workforce drives success. "

For the 2012 BEST Awards, U.S. Security Associates competed against organizations on a global basis. These organizations submitted quantitative and qualitative information to ASTD about their learning and development practices and programs. Applications were assessed in a blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee, a select group of experts in the learning and development field.

ABOUT U.S. SECURITY ASSOCIATES

Founded in 1955, U.S. Security Associates is a premier national provider of uniformed contract security services. Our more than 46,000 employees across 160 offices serve several thousand clients in a variety of industries across the country. With leading-edge technology and responsive management teams, U.S. Security Associates was the first security services company to be certified ISO 9001:2008 at all of its offices nationwide. The company has been recognized twice as one of the world's 30 best training and development companies by ASTD and has been selected one of Training magazine's Top 125 training companies for six consecutive years. For more information visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.

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ABOUT ASTD

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD's members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 120 U.S. chapters and with 20 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession's focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit www.astd.org.

CONTACT: Brian Dooling, Vice President of Marketing Phone: 770.625.1550 Email: bdooling@ussecurityassociates.com

Source:U.S. Security Associates Inc.