Reality Bomb – Authenticity Check

thinking man

This past week we completed a 7 man close-in detail where I incorporated two [2] aspiring specialists to get a taste of what I talk about all the time – “The next level of Executive Protection”. I chose them specifically because of their humility to learn and yet enough room for the REALITY BOMB to …

Continue reading »

In all things sought after – ALWAYS seek relevancy over popular


The other day I delved into my three [3] classifications of the industry: CLASS – 1: The Doers. These are the service providers and specialists that are actually doing executive protection. They are licensed and meet of their compliance regulations in the respective jurisdictions. They work hard to maintain the professional image of the industry …

Continue reading »

3 Classifications


Over the last 6 months I have been keeping  a close on on the pulse of the CRAFT and its true vitality in the overall security industry.  What I personally see is a dismal reflection of what is perceived as the tip of the Spear in the industry.  Its has become apparent to me that …

Continue reading »

In a practical sense who are we most like, USSS or DSS. Survey says…..

DSS in action

I have been mulling over posting this theory for awhile now and decided to blog it to open the minds of members of the CRAFT regarding who we are similar to in everyday detail operations.  This is in no way to diminish or contradict which official methodology of protection you espouse to, but rather a …

Continue reading »

Why are YOU here?

The Floperator

birds on the wire

I hate to flood the blog with another term, but I could not resist this one.  This term has been looming in the shadows with me for awhile now but most recently erupted in a conversation I had with a valued colleague. Today’s EP specialist has become so enamored with the thought of acceptance within …

Continue reading »

Professional-Protector or Liar for Hire – Avery Mitchell


Which One Are You? **I want to start this article off by saying that I am speaking about a very small segment of the executive protection & bodyguard industry, yet this small segment the “liar protector for hire” has a huge impact on the industry and standards for this craft** Professional: characterized by or conforming …

Continue reading »

So you wanna be a Tier-1 EP Operator? This week in Protection June 2, 2013

Over the past week I have started featuring talented Specialists who, for many reasons cannot connect to many of the networks outside of the regular social media fulcrum. Last week I featured Avery Mitchell of USGMI who wrote two blazing eye opening blogs about the current status of the EP industry and the specialists in …

Continue reading »

Part 2 “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards-The New Generation of Bodyguard

“SMB” Social Media Bodyguards-The New Generation of Bodyguard Part 2 By Avery Mitchell, USGMI This is Part 2 of my original blog about the new generation of bodyguards called “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards which is a group of Bodyguards that share a passion for keeping client’s safe and promoting how they did it on Social …

Continue reading »

“SMB” Social Media Bodyguards


The New Generation of Bodyguard The following blog is being written because of my love for the Executive/Personal/Close Protection & Bodyguard industry. I always remember the words of my good friend Eric Konohia when he says “one day I woke up and didn’t recognize the industry that I fell in love with”. I share those …

Continue reading »