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...

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...

May 2, 2016

I recently met with a friend for some drinks. He is Mid 30's, been doing EP work and most recently is working more on the Private Investigations side of the house. As we were sitting there going back and forth, I asked him..... What is your End Game?

I was given a puzzl...

April 30, 2016

I am often approached by those that want to break into the High-Threat Protection arena who have no background whatsoever that would qualify them for such an assignment.

The first thing you need to understand, It does not matter what course you have taken or what level...

April 30, 2016

A few years back I was completing some CQB training in a shoot house, conductive by some former Delta guys in which the lead instructor made the comment.... 

"What is up with that heal to toe bullshit?, Do you think the bad guys are doing that? NO, They are running to t...

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...

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