February 07th 2017 a rolling gunfight among Sinaloa Cartel (CDS) factions occurred in Villa Juarez, Navolato, Sinaloa Mexico. This is a PowerPoint presentation of the event created by ISDA Member Gerardo Corona.Read More
“The god who ruled the battlefield was Phobos. Fear.” – Steven Pressfield, Warrior Ethos (2011). “Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to…Read More
Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda:
Three public figures are assassinated in separate attacks and find themselves standing in line outside the Pearly Gates. Recognizing one another, they stand together and discuss how they were killed.Read More
“The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. To secure…Read More
As we state in our book “JUST 2 SECONDS”, “Every location contains inherent advantages and disadvantages; whatever hand you are dealt can be improved by advance work, set-up, and positioning.”Read More
Recently my organization was seeking support in Chicago for a very last minute, emergency detail for a long-term client. Throughout the morning I either received…Read More
I recently had the pleasure to address the attendees of the 2016 Close Protection Conference in Las Vegas. The conference was organized and hosted by…Read More
“Someone asked me today why I share other companies training courses, services or articles since most of them are my ”competitors”?
This question and the rationale behind the question got me thinking. First of all, those who are connected with me on social platforms are mostly people I highly respect and admire their work.Read More
Security professionals, freshmen and seasoned, often inquire about the difference between domestic executive protection (EP) and how it contrasts or compares with international / high-threat executive protection. My intent with this blog post is to provide my opinion regarding the differences between the two as well as my views regarding the screening, vetting, selection, hiring, and training of both.
I cannot emphasize enough that this article is simply my views and may not be the same views of others within the industry. I am basing the contents of this blog post on my own international experience as a U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Services contractor, my domestic experience with federal law enforcement organizations and the U.S. Department of Defense, and my background as a security consultant and instructor in the private sector. These views are mine alone. It’s OK if you disagree.Read More
As a corporate protection driver for a global company, “constant readiness” is paramount. Whether it involves multiple itinerary changes, traffic and weather, a disabled vehicle, street threat or a medical emergency, a corporate protection driver relies on experience, training, and resources to successfully manage these and other events, occurring solely or in concert. It’s all part of making a challenging and rewarding job look easy.Read More