June 18, 2016

I was recently asked if Select-International provides Lapel Pins to our Graduates, and of course my immediate response was "Of Course". I think it was so natural, because when I think about working a Protective Detail, during the planning phase you have "Rings of Secur...

June 14, 2016

On Friday June 10th 2016, A former contestant from "The Voice" TV Show was killed during a public appearance signing autographs in Orlando, Florida after a performing a show. 

Her killer traveled from the Bay area of Florida and took her life as she was just starting he...

June 1, 2016

Whatever you are striving to be great at, you better be In It, to Win IT!

Have you ever heard the analogy, "There are no points for second place?". While this is somewhat true, if you want to make it in any Industry, you have to be in it 100%.

This especially runs true i...

May 20, 2016

 I have touched on this before, however I wanted to hit on it again as it is just another topic we cover in our 5 day Protective Detail Specialist Course. 
Carry a bag for your Principal...... Does it make your Principal more vulnerable or less?

We as Executive Pro...

May 4, 2016

Sometimes we focus so hard on the more practical threat of the lone gunman, the knife wielding assailant, or the suicide bomber that we forget about a simpler, quiet method that may be just as effective.

In recent events we saw a report where the Son of Donald Trump was...

March 8, 2016

I most recently broke one of my Cardinal Rules in which I always preach about Perishable skills.

When you think about Perishable Skills, I am a firm believer that Shooting is a Perishable Skill. If you are involved in some sort of Government Program you are most likely...

February 9, 2016

This quote made famous by Former Boxing Heavy Weight Champion of the World, Mike Tyson has been making its rounds for years.

Boxing.... although is a sport, Iron Mike's quote can easily be applied to your everyday life in the Close-Protection Industry. (Not literally, b...

November 2, 2015

You have heard the question asked hundreds of times I am sure, but the answer is simple.... NO!

Hollywood has projected what your Close-Protection Professional should look like and it is not true by any means. Does that mean that a 6'6", 300 lb. Protective Specialist ca...

November 1, 2015

You often hear about the huge Protective Details and the Jet-Setting lifestyle that comes with it. The reality of this is actually very uncommon. Getting on a full time detail is one of the most competitive things you will ever attempt to accomplish. The market is satu...

October 31, 2015

October 25th 2008 Principal Officer Lynn Tracy, The "Acting Consul General" for the US Consulate General Peshawar was ambushed departing her residence on her way into work at the Consulate. She survived the attack thanks to the quick thinking and skills of her driver,...

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