The Sensitive Nature of Close Protection Operations

“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and message program on the basics of executive defense. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Expense Thompson all have a wide range of knowledge and they share quite a bit in this program. For the person who would like to know more about the area of executive defense, this would be a good place to begin. For someone that took a program from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher course to have. I likewise intend to say right up front that I such as that Roger Hair put a dedication in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I knew with Carter’s job and also keep in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I respect him, his knowledge, and also his solution to our nation.

The very first component of this review will focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll explain a few of my problems relating to these DVDs first, and then get on to what I suched as regarding them, and also there is much more good than negative, and also the negative as you’ll see is all about the production values not web content.

These DVDs were first recorded on VHS and afterwards moved to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to expensive food selection web pages, being able to miss to particular components of the program, etc. You do not obtain that with this program, and that is my greatest issue. There is a lots of details below, and it would be a lot more user friendly if you had a food selection and also could avoid ideal to the topic you wish to watch. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it is like viewing a VHS tape without food selections, scene selection, etc.

Enough keeping that, you get the point. Now on to the great, and there’s a whole lot. The teachers do a great task of providing a lot of information for those who desire to learn more about executive defense. They present well and the audio as well as picture is clear. Crucial, besides some equipment that may be obsoleted, the info they provide is sound as well as valuable. I’ll currently go through the 3 quantities independently with what they contain.

The first disc, volume 1, is practically completely in the class. The only section of this volume not in the classroom is a brief segment with Rick Reynolds outside looking an automobile. With that claimed, they did an excellent task of filming as well as editing the class material with different views of the speakers as well as cut-aways to the pupils so you were not just checking out the exact same scene after that entire time. Currently to the good stuff, the components of the classroom instruction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all extremely experienced on the topic and they resolve numerous myths concerning the executive protection area with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, however rather informed, articulate, determined experts that want to handle the duty of maintaining customers risk-free. I like that they point out that 90% of the work is breakthrough job as well as maintaining customers far from dangers.

This is a fundamental program, however as Carter states, “Essentials are necessary.” Throughout the equipment selection portion, points such as exactly how you dress, weapons, holsters, body shield, briefcases, as well as sunglasses are reviewed. Several of the equipment as well as tools gone over in this program might be obsoleted. To dismiss the collection because of this would certainly be reckless, since the reasons behind the devices are still valuable to recognize. Basic terms is gone over. Once again, this is a basic program and also some individuals will not be familiar with these terms, so I rejoice they were included.

Customer assessments as well as types of safety are discussed. This volume also consists of a section on searching for bombs with ways to look regular and also detailed. Safety formations as well as planning are discussed. Points such as group positioning as well as concepts when under fire are taught. The teachers review motorcade safety and drivers.

I actually like that the trainers mention that much of protection job is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood activity.

The second disc, Quantity 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram instructing a class on firearms educating at the variety. He educates basic gun concepts, consisting of Weaver position, target choice, utilizing views, capturing on the move, as well as tool retention. With every one of these, you can not end up being proficient by just viewing the DVD. You have to go out and also technique. Ideally with a trainer, and afterwards make use of the DVD as refresher course material for your ongoing training. There is likewise a section on auto glass ballistics that I suched as. Good information if you ever have to contend or from an auto. The guns training occupies regarding the initial hr of the DVD.

The program then proceeds with vehicle female close protection officer operations as well as covers points such as automobile pre-flights, automobile choice, and evasive driving. They show representations of vehicles doing L Turns, J Transforms, and Reverse 180s, as well as showing actual lorries doing them, as well as inside views of the drivers putting the lorries via these techniques. Once again, you won’t excel by just watching, you require to have a refuge to practice these. If you can go to an institution, that is best, and utilize this as review material. If not, do what they show in a refuge and also discover these prior to you ever require them genuine. They also cover ramming methods and removing ranges.

The last brief section is back in the class where they demonstrate exactly how to remove the concept from threat and also discuss non-verbal informs who can set up with your client.

Disc three, Volume 3 of the collection, starts with Expense Thompson demonstrating and strolling you with a car bomb search. It’s a 26 minute segment that helps you recognize what to seek and where when looking vehicles for eruptive devices.

Next, Roger Hair talks about standard eating decorum. If you know with dining at expensive areas, you may recognize this. However, if your dining experiences are junk food places, you will certainly intend to beware as well as learn what is instructed right here before you go to a fancy meal with a customer.

Expense Thompson goes back to go over communication devices. He looks at a lot of details, a few of which might be dated due to the advances in equipment. No matter, he brings up some very crucial points you need to consider when selecting equipment that is available today.

The final segment is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a platform with a black history. Carter is not the most energised or animated speaker, as well as he does make use of notes, however he also presents a wealth of information. It’s not exciting details, but it is important for the safety and security trade. Much of the lecture gets on safeguarding exclusive info for your customers. He talks about threat assessments, protecting living areas, and monitoring and counter-surveillance. There was also a brief area on resort choice with scenes inside a hotel prior to ending up the lecture back at the podium with black history.

I did locate that this 3rd disc finished a little bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no actual conclusion, the program simply went to some resources for added details.

Regardless of the absence of menus, scene option, and “flash” so many DVDs contain, I found this set to be extremely useful with standard details that is incredibly vital for the exec protection expert. It’s not interesting or extravagant, but indeed crucial for the job.

Workbook:

In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has assembled a large workbook to come with the video clip discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, yet loaded with beneficial info. It’s not really a book, but instead a large 3 ring binder consisting of many “chapters” on numerous topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you receive when attending a workshop our program, rather than a text publication. The web pages have an image copy look, but are still dark and also legible. Regardless of style, it’s the information that is necessary, as well as there is a great deal below.