Eric Konohia

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Name: Eric Konohia
Date registered: August 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Great Open Source Briefing on ISIS — December 3, 2014
  2. Think and Reason like a Special Operator — December 1, 2014
  3. The Standard Decline of an Institution — November 17, 2014
  4. The Security Brief Podcast show ‘The REAL Bodyguard” in its entirety — October 30, 2014
  5. The Real bodyguard is buried on The Security Brief. — October 27, 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 — 16 comments
  3. “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards — 10 comments
  4. Choose your poison. I mean position! — 9 comments
  5. I am officially holstering my gun conversations. — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

It’s that time again

This time of year is not exempt for service needs of our clients.  It is a trying time for a specialist that has a family.  Working on a holiday is commonplace in this industry and takes some fortitude on the behalf of a specialist to miss those special days with his family and convince them …

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The neophyte experience-Readiness

Last week I got an emergency call from a longtime client that needed crisis management support.  As standard protocol I briefed the client and ascertained all of the information necessary to make an assessment, asked questions where needed in order to make sure we deployed the right personnel to fill the billet. This is a …

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Clarifications of the different Protection Platforms

For the last three days I blogged on the 3 columns of private protection: Doric Column-Bodyguard Security Corinthian Column-Executive Protection Ionic Column-High Threat Protection aka PSD I spoke to Minister last night and he expressed a concern that in my zeal to break the three private sector entities and utilize the column analogy I may …

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3 Columns of Protection-Pt. 3

Over the last 2 days I have bloggd about, what I consider, the other 2 columns of protection, bodyguard security and High Threat.High Risk protection aka PSD.  Today I will speak briefly about the center column-Executive Protection.  I have separated them this way part in parcel due to the training, the platforms and the extreme levels …

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3 Columns of Protection- Pt. 2

Yesterday I posted on, what I consider the left column of the 3 columns of protection-Bodyguard security.  Today I will blog on the right column of the three, the High Risk side also known in the industry as PSD.  This platform became a household name after the Fallujah incident.  Prior to the middle east DSS …

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3 columns of Protection-Pt. 1

There are 3 columns to protection: Executive Protection (Close in personnel protection) High Risk Protection ( aka PSD ) Bodyguard security I coined them “Columns” because there is a clear and fundamental difference between the three. The patforms are different as well as there is specific training to 2 of the 3 and no specific …

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Specialist on steroids

We have all encountered the guy that regardless of whether or not a detail is armed they bring their weapon. They bring an ASP and all kinds of offensive weapons. They feel naked without their extreme level force continuum gear. An unarmed detail is just that – unarmed. There are many factors other than threat …

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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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