Executive Protection – Exceeding Client Expectations

“Body For Hire: The Complete Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video as well as message program on the basics of exec security. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Costs Thompson all have a riches of knowledge as well as they share quite a bit in this program. For the person that wants to know even more about the field of executive defense, this would certainly be a good area to start. For somebody that took a training course from Hawk East, this is a great refresher to have. I additionally intend to state first that I like that Roger Hair placed a dedication in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I recognized with Carter’s job as well as bear in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I respect him, his expertise, and also his service to our country.

The first part of this evaluation will focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll explain a few of my problems concerning these DVDs initially, and after that jump on to what I liked regarding them, and there is a lot more excellent than negative, and also the adverse as you’ll see is all about the production worths not material.

These DVDs were very first recorded on VHS and after that transferred to DVD. Most of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to expensive menu pages, being able to miss to specific components of the program, and so forth. You do not get that with this program, and that is my largest problem. There is a lots of info here, and it would certainly be a lot more user friendly if you had a menu and also can avoid best to the subject you wish to enjoy. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles viewing a VHS tape with no menus, scene selection, etc.

Sufficient with that, you get the point. Currently on the great, as well as there’s a great deal. The teachers do an excellent job of providing a great deal of details for those that wish to discover executive protection. They offer well as well as the sound and picture is clear. Crucial, apart from some tools that might be obsoleted, the information they offer is sound as well as valuable. I’ll now go through the three quantities separately with what they contain.

The initial disc, volume 1, is nearly completely in the class. The only portion of this quantity not in the class is a short sector with Rick Reynolds outside browsing a vehicle. With that claimed, they did a great work of recording and editing the classroom material with different sights of the audio speakers and cut-aways to the pupils so you were not simply considering the very same scene after that entire time. Now to the excellent things, the components of the classroom instruction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all very well-informed on the topic as well as they dispel numerous misconceptions about the exec protection area with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, yet rather educated, verbalize, inspired professionals that want to take on the responsibility of maintaining clients secure. I like that they mention that 90% of the work is breakthrough work as well as maintaining clients away from risks.

This is a standard program, but as Carter states, “Basics are necessary.” During the tools selection section, points such as exactly how you dress, tools, holsters, body armor, briefcases, and sunglasses are discussed. Several of the gear as well as equipment gone over in this program may be obsoleted. To disregard the collection because of this would be foolhardy, considering that the factors behind the tools are still important to recognize. Fundamental terminology is discussed. Again, this is a standard course and some people will not be familiar with these terms, so I’m glad they were consisted of.

Customer evaluations as well as sorts of safety and security driver security are gone over. This quantity likewise includes a section on searching for bombs with methods to search consistent and thorough. Safety formations as well as planning are reviewed. Things such as team positioning and concepts when under attack are educated. The trainers look at motorcade security and vehicle drivers.

I truly like that the trainers explain that much of security work is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood activity.

The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram instructing a class on guns educating at the range. He instructs basic gun principles, consisting of Weaver position, target choice, using views, shooting on the action, and also weapon retention. With every one of these, you can not end up being proficient by just enjoying the DVD. You should get out and method. Preferably with a trainer, and after that make use of the DVD as refresher course product for your continued training. There is likewise a section on auto glass ballistics that I suched as. Good details if you ever need to shoot at or from a car. The weapons training uses up regarding the initial hour of the DVD.

The program after that continues with automobile operations and covers points such as automobile pre-flights, car choice, and also evasive driving. They reveal layouts of vehicles doing L Turns, J Turns, and also Reverse 180s, in addition to revealing real cars doing them, and inside views of the motorists putting the lorries via these strategies. Once again, you won’t excel by just enjoying, you require to have a safe place to practice these. If you can attend a school, that is best, and also utilize this as review product. Otherwise, do what they educate in a safe place and also learn these prior to you ever before need them genuine. They additionally cover ramming techniques as well as getting rid of ranges.

The last short section is back in the class where they show exactly how to draw out the principle from risk and also go over non-verbal alerts who can set up with your client.

Disc 3, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts with Costs Thompson showing and strolling you via an automobile bomb search. It’s a 26 minute segment that assists you comprehend what to search for and also where when searching vehicles for eruptive tools.

Next, Roger Hair talks about basic eating etiquette. If you recognize with dining at elegant areas, you may recognize this. Nevertheless, if your eating experiences are convenience food areas, you will intend to take heed and learn what is instructed right here prior to you attend an expensive dish with a customer.

Expense Thompson goes back to discuss communication devices. He reviews a great deal of info, several of which could be dated due to the advances in equipment. No matter, he raises some extremely important factors you must think about when choosing devices that is readily available today.

The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter before a platform with a black history. Carter is not the most energised or animated speaker, and also he does make use of notes, however he likewise presents a riches of details. It’s not exciting info, however it is very important for the safety and security trade. Much of the lecture gets on protecting proprietary info for your customers. He discusses risk assessments, safeguarding living locations, and monitoring and also counter-surveillance. There was additionally a short section on resort option with scenes inside a resort prior to completing the lecture back at the platform with black background.

I did find that this 3rd disc finished a little bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no actual conclusion, the program simply mosted likely to some sources for additional information.

In spite of the lack of food selections, scene selection, as well as “flash” a lot of DVDs have, I found this set to be really informative with standard information that is exceptionally vital for the executive security expert. It’s not exciting or glamorous, yet undoubtedly essential for the work.


Along with the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has actually assembled a big workbook to come with the video presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, yet loaded with valuable details. It’s not truly a book, but rather a large 3 ring binder having many “phases” on various topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you obtain when attending a seminar our training course, instead of a message book. The pages have a photo copy appearance, but are still dark as well as readable. Regardless of layout, it’s the info that is necessary, and there is a whole lot here.