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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Yet AGAIN!

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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Two Specialists series-Pt. 3 (Protective Driver)

Often times we do not have the luxury of having a follow car, and/or drivers. During contract negotiations it is determined that there will be one car and 2 specialists assigned to a principal. The security package calls for 2 close-specialists and one of the specialists will be driving the primary vehicle with you in …

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Two Specialist Series-Pt. 3 (One voice)

One of the minor issues you may find is that as more specialists are assigned to any detail, the more a client and/or client representative will forget that you are in charge and start relaying changes and such to junior specialists.  There is not a problem with that per se however, the message to the …

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2 Specialist series-Pt. 2

In the specialist series that I have been writing about there is a common trend in the 1 and 2 person blogs-Experience. When you are actively working a principal or a special event it is not recommended to have a new specialist on the detail for on the job training. Minor mistakes in these situations …

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