I am often asked questions about the job. It is not about sunglasses, earpieces, and motorcades. It's not about the sexy side seen in glossy full page photos. It’s a never ending battle at a management level to justify security that “does not“ generate revenue within the corporation.
The bottom line is that executive protection is about time management. Your role as a “Protection Specialist” in the corporate world? You are a "high-speed administrative assistant”, that ensures the clients' itinerary runs as seamlessly as possible, covering safety and security of company personnel, image, and assets. Reputational risk and brand damage are as big a threat to most executives as a would-be attacker. Keeping them on schedule and out of embarrassing situations is as fundamental to the role of an EP professional as shooting, driving and combatives.