In this episode:

Aaron’s journey from active military duty for the army in Washington DC and Europe and his transition to private security

Travis’ journey from a Political Science student, to the Marine Corp Military Police and his transition to private security, with an emphasis on investigative research and threat assessments

Travis’ involvement with Ontic Technologies providing ‘Machine Assisted Protective Intelligence’

A run through the PFC Group of Companies and the various functions they perform in the industry

Why they created Skypoint Concierge, a service for clients who want the benefits of security but without specific mention of security

The distinction between being a bodyguards and being a security professionals

Providing a protective service is about making the client feel comfortable

The distinctions between hard skills and soft skills

Hard skills are the ‘fun’ and critical but soft skills make you a professional in the industry and get you the cooperation you need throughout the day

Communication and being able to communicate well in writing are essential

The relationship with the client should be such that they follow your lead because they want to rather than ‘have to’

A rundown of what’s involved with Protective Services Operational Certification training

Why a lot of trainees don’t qualify at the PPS (Protective Pistol Skills) stage until the second or third time around

The problems of presenting a weapon out of concealment

The problem that led to the birth of Ontic Technologies

What protective intelligence is and how it is used

If nothing happens on an operation clients can misunderstand this to mean that protection or planning wasn’t necessary

Data gathered by the Ontic platform helps make the value of the protection and planning more visible and quantifiable

EP Nexus – A blog Travis put together about protective security. It looks at the industry from a less experienced perspective

Aaron’s and Travis’ Travel and Executive Protection Hacks


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