The Way of the Professional Bodyguard


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By Doc Rogers

Today’s professional bodyguards (executive protection specialists) are a unique breed, whether performing assigned duties or planning career moves they are ambitious and demanding; but methodical in their approach. Principals expect orderly and professional behavior from their bodyguards and the operational techniques of the bodyguard are done according to a systematic and established form of procedure. Although most are experts in tactical shooting professional bodyguards are more likely to use intellect as a weapon rather than the firearm concealed under their business suit.

The protective methodology of the professional bodyguard is one of a ‘problem solver’ who avoids threats directed towards the principal at all costs. Bodyguards are known for their ability to discreetly protect their principals and return them home safely each night. If in the unlikely situation a sudden unexpected threat appears the bodyguard will instinctively shield the principal with his own body while evacuating the principal from the kill-zone; this is not only his jobs, but his duty.

This selfless sense of duty is only a small part of what takes to be a professional bodyguard. The biggest part of being a bodyguard is to perform your tasks with honor, integrity, trust and with confident performance for a successful assignment. If you don’t have strict self-discipline, high standards, teamwork and determination, you might as well stay home. However, if you got what it takes now is the time to deliberately and selflessly move forward and push beyond your physical comfort zone to keep your team and principal safe; because that is the way of the bodyguard. Keep safe and God speed.

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Managing Chaos

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By Doc Rogers

Definition of Chaos
This article defines chaos as environments that are experiencing complete disorder and confusion due to violent or damaging conditions. This includes civil disorder, also known as civil unrest, irregular warfare or terrorist and criminal action in the immediate proximity to your principal. To maintain mental clarity follow these simple instructions.

Focus on Taking Action
Maintain mental clarity and direct your thoughts for taking swift, positive action. Action will provide focus.

Keep Positive
It is easy to become negative when tough situations arise and when working in chaotic environments. Center your attention on positive problem solving within the scope of a bodyguard.

No Negative Self-Talk
In chaotic environments you must change your mindset from a self-defeating one to a mindset of positivity. Fill your mind with a new positive thought patterns, because negative self-talk will drain you very fast.

Useful Thought Patterns
Control mental habit patterns, because mental inefficiency causes things not to work to smoothly, whereas useful thought patterns will assist you in avoiding bad decisions, and actions. Take control of your mind and keep on the positive path.

Provide Solutions
Prepare for the worst and hope for the best by using your mind for problem solving. In chaotic environments the bodyguard above all must provide protection, direction and guidance. Formulate a plan; depending on the situation the solutions could range from covering and evacuation the principal to presenting the principal with a carefully thought out range of viable security options. Keep safe and God speed.

If You Read One Book About High Threat Protection Read this One!

Infidels in the Garden of Mesopotamia

By Nathan Seabrook
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan created the need for a new breed of protection specialist, giving rise to what has High Threat Protection become known as ”security contractors or high threat protection specialists”. Nathan Seabrook, a high threat security specialist, has written a new book entitled; ”Infidels in the Garden of Mesopotamia”.
The book provides the reader with a unique insight into the planning and conducting of protection operations in high threat and semi permissive environments worldwide. The foreword of the book is written by SGM Keith Lamb (Ret.), a former member of the 1st SFOD-D (Delta) with extensive operational experience working in these enviornments.
For those working on high threat protection details, executive protection specialists,  or those working in a high threat environment or have an interest therein; this book has something to offer everyone. In addition Portions of the proceeds for this book will be donated to the Special
Operations Warrior Foundation.
The book may be found at the following link: Infidels in the Garden of Mesopotamia

Bodyguard Careers Presents: Lewis Merletti Former Director of the United States Secret Service

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Ever wondered if Executive Protection is for you? Saturday May 3rd in Minneapolis, MN might be a life-changing day for you! On this day in Minneapolis, Bodyguard Careers is proud to introduce an exciting 1-day seminar on Executive Protection, Keynote Speaker: Lewis C. Merletti Former Director of the United States Secret Service. This seminar is designed for those seeking to enter the field as well as existing Operators looking to make a bigger impact in the challenging world of Executive Protection. A fully interactive class, attendees will get a whirlwind overview on the vital steps needed to not only do the job but the inside scoop on how to find the jobs. This Protective Services Seminar will cover a range of Executive Protection topics.
• Executive Protection Program Overview.
• Is This the Right Career for You?
• Principles of Protection.
• How Exactly Do I Get the Ultimate Executive Protection Job?
• Lessons Learned.
• Q&A with former Secret Service Agents.
The Cost, a $250.00 investment in your career!
Limited seating available, for more information email

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