Eric Konohia

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Name: Eric Konohia
Date registered: August 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. 35 Minutes with Tanto could save your life! — January 27, 2016
  2. You are 20/20 but still no VISION…… — December 31, 2015
  3. “It’s the COFFEE, not the CUP” that matters — December 17, 2015
  4. Tis’ the Reason to be vigilant…Fa la la la la, la la la la — November 25, 2015
  5. Is the Campaign trail too much……… — September 7, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Will Smith’s Security failure — 19 comments
  2. The transition drill issues…. from SF to PSD to EP B2B, a firsthand account — 17 comments
  3. “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards — 10 comments
  4. The Summit through the eyes of the Corporate beard — 9 comments
  5. I am officially holstering my gun conversations. — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

35 Minutes with Tanto could save your life!

  I rarely if ever just post a video with little to no context to it.  But I wanted to post this video of Kris “Tanto” Paronto, from “13 Hours: The Benghazi Story” as he gives an in-depth personal perspective of what he personally went through during that event. I am posting this because, as I …

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You are 20/20 but still no VISION……

As we come to the close of this 2015 year I have personally observed the success of a select few specialists in the industry.  On the other hand I have watched others still trying to figure out their way.  I am going to close the 2015 blog submission on some advice that is NOT executive protection …

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“It’s the COFFEE, not the CUP” that matters

Executive Protection training schools are like coffee choices Comparing current executive protection schools is like comparing your choices of coffee and what you prefer to drink.  For this comparison let’s use the popular brands Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and 7-11.  All are choices you have when you want/need coffee and in my case it is all the …

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Tis’ the Reason to be vigilant…Fa la la la la, la la la la


In light of the what happened in Paris on November 13, 2015, coupled with the every changing and evolving nature of the world we currently live in, the nature of what we do puts us in direct responsibility of protecting our clients, our family and our homes.  ISIS fundamentally espouses to the core premise of …

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Is the Campaign trail too much………

A couple of weeks ago Republican candidate Donald Trump was giving a press conference in Dubuque, Iowa when he and Univision anchor and reporter, Jose Ramos went back and forth on the topic of immigration.  Trump gave the signal for his long-time bodyguard to escort Mr. Ramos out of the press conference. Just this past …

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A specialist’s introspection prior to working on THE SHIFT

Over the past couple of years I have allowed specialists to give their first-hand experience with working with and for me particularly when they get the opportunity to experience a “First” in their careers.  I met Jimmy Menzoian in January 2013 during the First annual ICON Summit.  Since that time we had been communicating regarding …

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Fed Up with xEdeF – “When you absolutely want your package un-delivered”


In our industry we often find that using delivery services is far more convenient than checking tons of boxes, bags and even our favorite – The Pelican Case.  These delivery services compete against each other promising to get you “stuff” where it needs to be when it needs to be there.  Here is my second occurrence …

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RED BEHAVIOR? ……What you are missing – LITERALLY MISSING

There are far too many examples and ways to recognize what we term as “Red Behavior” or pre-incident behaviors that can help in identifying assailants before they intend to do harm against your principal.  There are just as many fancy names that go along with this process like the “OODA Loop [observe, orient, decide, act]” …

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You are next on deck

Earlier this month I took one of my full-time employees on his first overseas trip which I new would change his perspective of the industry and his daily responsibilities on many levels.  Dave Bohlman has been working for me for approximately three (3) years as my Detail Leader for the residential detail of one of my …

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The answer to the 2nd “P”


I get so many emails, phone calls and messages asking me in some form or fashion, “What is the best course or class to take to prepare me for executive protection?” There are, but a few courses, that I will recommend depending on what niche market [Platform] you are entering, but the one course that …

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