Dressing the female specialist

Just about every 3 to 4 months we get into conversations about the male haberdashery, what to wear and what not to wear.  I searched high and low on all of the sites I frequent have not found any conversation about what females should wear and what they should not wear.  Disclaimer-I have no idea …

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1 if by land, 2 if by Sea

The anonymous joker has left a terrible taste in my mouth with releasing my book.  The trail that was blazed for me by those who forged this industry to what it is and what it will become has almost been marred by one single individual and a series of ridiculous interactions.  The turmoil that this …

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My real name is Eric Konohia

But I am known by a couple call-signs, one assigned and a few I gave myself.  Regardless of that everyone knows that when you hear, “Pineapple” you know it is me.  Lately if someone refers to the nomme de guerre “Corporate Beard” people are associating that with me as well.  IF, for the last year …

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Along those same lines

Yesterday I spoke about the license to operate confusion and the desire to get the Virginia PPS.  Along those same lines is how specialists quickly apply for CCW permits from Virginia, Utah, and Florida.  If you combine the reciprocity agreements between these three states and your home state you could easily carry concealed in over …

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Don’t spend 1 cent unless it makes sense

About a week ago I was asked whether or not it makes sense to get a Virginia PPS license.  This question seemingly had come from a series of posts on the NABA site about the PPS license.  First, let me go on record and say that I personally feel that the way the governing body …

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That’s not what I trained for

When we attend our executive protection schools in just about all cases we train to be seated in and deploy from the front right seat as the detail leader or in the case of a solo specialist.  So what happens when you have a principal that insists that he/she sits in the front right seat …

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Do you have another side

I totally enjoy the daily interactions on social media.  It’s a gaze into the eyes of the CRAFT and see what she has within.  On any given day there are countless moments of light hearted banter and silliness.  Last week Elijah Shaw had some free time and came of with some movie posters that he …

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The Creed

Several years ago I wrote what I felt was the Creed of the Executive Protection Specialist.  About 3 months ago I was cleaning some files when I ran across it and decided to have it protected with the Library of Congress.  Today I want to forgo a formal blog and share it. Read it carefully as …

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Pre-detail work ups

Before any detail that we engage in I always send the specialist[s] an upbrief that equips them with all of the pertinent informtion that is needed for that detail.  This report reiterates everything that we have gone over on the phone.  In the report will be the address, point of contact [POC], pertinent telephone numbers, …

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They learn from the WHY

I am totally convinced that there is ONE main ingredient that MUSt be every course that is taught – THE WHY.  All courses focus on the HOW because it is the bread and butter of that course, but if you don’t explain the WHY you are setting your students up for robotic failure.  Let me …

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