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.
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.
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.”
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 or initiated calls to a host of individuals interested in assisting. Fortunately, I was able to secure the necessary resources and all went well. The following comments are not […]
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 the International Protective Security Board (IPSB). Founding member Charles “Chuck” Randolph graciously invited me to speak at the conference, and lead a discussion about “Volunteerism in Close Protection.” I have […]
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.