When the threat goes up-qualified specialists goes down

Let me be honest about something. As the threat level goes up for a detail or potential detail, the amount of qualified specialists goes down. There are plenty of specialists that can work a detail for crisis management, logistical support and other support value missions, but when you come across a client that has a …

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It’s an easy yet tough decision

You are the advance/site specialist on site waiting for the detail to arrive. An hour before the expected arrival you are making sure that the site is safe, plans haven’t changed and everything that has been planned is still set to go as planned. Any changes that have been made can be relayed to the …

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Making it relevant to the next generation.

OK, so my son has asked me to be a presenter for career day for his school. This is a middle school and high school. Although my message will be for them to pursue college I still have to deliver a message. This is the dilemma that I have because part of my message will …

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Stop focusing on the video for a second…

Over the past couple of days we have been saturated by the media coverage of the 4 Marines urinating on 3 Afghan fighters. U.S. Officials have come out and condemned the actions as well as attempted to comfort the world that a full investigation would take place whereby all parties involved would be brought to …

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Should it be a pass/fail?

Let me pose a question followed by rationale that could go either way. A student registers for an executive protection school and pays the money that he/she has saved for months because schools are expensive and many are way over priced. The student arrives early and exhibits the zeal and interest that most students do …

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You are a guest here.

After yesterday’s blog on the Jay-Z and Beyonce security incident at the Manhattan hospital I realized how much of an issue this really is or can be at any venue we are working.  Many of us have provided protection for clients in buildings, venues and other places where space is rented for some period of …

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Security was not alone this time. Some blame all over.

So here we go again. According to news reports the security assigned to the rap artist Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital maternity ward made the news because they barred other parents access to the floor. Stories have indicated that the rap artist and his wife paid in excess of 1 …

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We work harder, because we have to.

Ok, I’m going to make a profound statement here that may drop some jaws, make others gasp and probably tick more people off. The title of this blog was shortened but what I am talking about is this; if you are really doing executive protection and all of the proactive measures associated with EP, you …

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Don’t ignore the spouse

So you’re on a movement and your protectee brings his/her spouse yet your contract dictates that the spouse does not fall under your protective coverage. But don’t get too technical Sparky! You better give them their due respect or you’ll find yourself and your team flying home on the next thing hopping. A spouse that …

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Helping another company break through the quagmire

About 6 months ago, when I was in Monaco, I was called by a gentleman named Stepfan Williams of Nuimage Protection Services out of Atlanta Georgia. Stepfan had been watching and reading the messages that I was putting out on social media. During that initial call I could tell that he and his people were …

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