Written for security force professionals by a recognized expert, this is a must read for security personnel responsible for planning foreign or domestic travel and events requiring protection services. The Advance Agent Planning Guide-The Executive Protection Specialist’s Guide for The Conducting Advance Operations book is an easy to use professional reference manual that provides detailed step-by- step procedures for the planning and conduct of executive protection advance operations. The book is ideal for members of federal, state, tribal, and municipal-level governments, as well as professionals of the public safety, military, homeland security, law enforcement, and private sector security industries.
The Advance Agent Planning Guide provides executive protection advance agents with a series of current, practical, and user-friendly planning checklists for their use in planning operations.
About the Author
Duke Speed is the Founder and Director of The Kopis Center for Law Enforcement and Security Solutions, a veteran-owned small business that specializes in the delivery of operationally-proven security consulting and training services, domestically and internationally.
From 2009 to 2014, Speed was employed by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC); Cheltenham, Maryland, where he served as the Program Manager, Course Developer, and Senior Instructor of all Executive Protection Operations Training for 90-plus federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations in the National Capital Region. Additionally, he served as a Senior Instructor and Instructional Systems Design (ISD) Specialist in the Tactics/Physical Techniques and Advanced Weapons Branches.
Shortly following the tragic events of 9/11, Speed was employed by the U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service and served as the Senior In-Service Training Instructor for the Los Angeles Field Office. Additionally, he has been employed as an independent contractor for various private sector companies, including service in Iraq as a U.S. Department of State contractor for the Worldwide Personal Protective Services (WPPS) program; the Fluor/FEMA Katina/Rita IATAC Project; and the U.S. Navy Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Training Program.
Speed is a 20-year active-duty veteran (retired) of the U.S. Marine Corps with assignments in Force Recon, Division Recon, Special Operations Training Group, Infantry, Aviation, Inspector General, and Recruiting organizations. He is certified as a Reconnaissance Marine, Military Freefall Parachutist, Jumpmaster, Combatant Diver, Dive Supervisor, Scout Swimmer, Assault Climber, Mountain Leader, Helocast Master, Rappel Master, Fast Rope Master, SPIE Master, and Close Quarter Battle/Dynamic Assault Instructor.
Speed has a Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) in Criminal Justice from National University and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP).