Eric Konohia

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Name: Eric Konohia
Date registered: August 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. S.C.A.B’s moon walking at a dead Principal’s expense — June 5, 2014
  2. New Beginnings — June 2, 2014
  3. Just 20 seconds…….on the “X” — May 28, 2014
  4. Once you sit in the Front Right Seat…..”You don’t wanna go back!” — May 22, 2014
  5. Will the REAL Front Right Seat……Please stand up — May 20, 2014

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 — 15 comments
  3. “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards — 10 comments
  4. Choose your poison. I mean position! — 9 comments
  5. The Summit through the eyes of the Corporate beard — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

Limo down!

I presented a Question of the day on Twitter yesterday. The question was if you are on a movement with a protectee who, for the sake of this question, has a low threat. You are riding in the front right seat and you have a driver. There is no follow vehicle nor any support vehicles …

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Athlete Protection

The recent kidnapping of Wilson Ramos has spawned countless articles, interviews and conjecture about security for professional athletes. The incident has created a feeding frenzy of private security companies and experts surfacing at the chum. The protection of an athlete would fall under the notable category that Mark Fair coined some years ago. I do …

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The “non” aspirant

One of the things we do in the first day of the MTMS course is go over the pros and cons of former law enforcement and military persons coming through the course. Mark has a chart that breaks down the baseline training of each institution and compares it to the core training of an EP …

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Do you know the attack sequence?

Planned attacks by experienced individuals follow a sequence that they go through on just about every incidence. Granted there are added portions to the sequence depending on the target evaluation done as well as the security element they will confront, if any at all. There is one specific part of the sequence that occurs in …

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Here I am in Las Vegas teaching a proprietary course and after a very long day of listening to Minister I went back to my room to depressurize, eat and watch some news. I turned on the local news and I was HIT with the Conrad Murray verdict and all of the hoopla associated with …

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The power of women

In this industry there is a void in female specialists available. This is not to say that there aren’t any, but I am referring to the ratio of good qualified male specialists to that of women. I personally feel that this void is partly due to the protective culture viewed as an all male club. …

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What are you packing?

I have had several conversations about how to pack for a detail within CONUS. I tweeted yesterday and received several comments about, what I referred to as, Prima Donnas in the industry that pack as if they are going to fashion week. Packing should be left to the essentials needed to do the job. Irrelevant …

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Turning frustration into energy

I have had numerous calls and emails regarding my blog yesterday regarding Kris Herzog and the 2 former bodyguards for Michael Jackson. The blog went viral with 100% in agreement with my summary. At the end of the day I was glad to see that so many people were paying attention to the attention I …

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I can’t resist-where is my soapbox

I apologize for stepping away from the teaching stance and take a station identification break on Professionalism and Integrity.  The other day I was watching the news when a correspondent made a comment about Herman Cain’s security.  As I watched the TV, I was clear that the guys on his detail had not worked together …

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The CP – Command Post

Not for the weak at heart!!!!.  Working in a command post on an active detail can be nerve-wracking for a specialist.  The command post is the brains of a detail.  It manages all of the administrative duties, the comms, coordination with movements, active knowledge of where all the principals are at every moment of the detail, …

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