I wrote the first “The Miscellaneous Ramblings of an Old Man” in 2011, I was a young 72 at the time. I am now approaching 78, which is the new 76. They are, as the title would suggest, the random thoughts that enter the mind of an old guy. Mostly one liner’s that cover life in general, especially an old life, the profession, politics and anything else that enters what is left … [Read more...] about The Miscellaneous Ramblings of an Old Man Part 7
It was the early 80’s we were working in the Middle East. At the time American Express was running the "Do You Know Me?" ad campaign, (are you old enough to remember them?). One of the guys thought this picture would be humorous. At the end of every ad there was a comment by the “celebrity” - Stephen King’s comment was - Without it, isn't life a little scary? We had our own … [Read more...] about TBT – Do You Know Me?
The Bremer Detail: Protecting the Most Threatened Man in the World – ISDA Member Frank Gallagher http://www.amazon.com/The-Bremer-Detail-Protecting-Threatened/dp/1497643988 Left of Bang – a book co-authored by ISDA member Patrick Van Horne http://www.amazon.com/Left-Bang-Marine-Combat-Program/dp/1936891301 Principal Protection; Lessons Learned – The Evolution of Protective … [Read more...] about A List of Books Authored by ISDA Members
The high end market understands the criticality of Surveillance Detection (SD), they understand that in many of the environments they work in surveillance detection is not just the best protection; it may be the only protection. Also SD is not new - contrary to some beliefs the Personal Protection industry did not start on Sept. 11 2001. These are a series of articles by … [Read more...] about Year in Review Part 2 – Surveillance Detection Articles
This is an old booklet, written in the late 80’s by Tony Scotti on how to avoid vehicle attacks, specifically carjacking. The book was written when carjackings were prevalent. It was written as a marketing tool for a company that made shatter proof glass. It covers the ingredients necessary for a successful ambush, and what a driver can do to mitigate vehicle violence. It … [Read more...] about THREE SECONDS TO SAFETY