Executive Protection Training Day Seven: Evaluation & Graduation

Executive Protection Training
Day Seven: Evaluation & Graduation
Capstone Final Exam

 Looking back:

 So here we are on the last day of module one of the ISA Dignitary and Executive Protection Specialist training program and we would be remiss if we didn’t look back at what the students have accomplished to get here.

 On day one students covered the administrative side of legally operating as an agent. We discussed, training, licenses, insurance, fitness, and continued education. But then we got into the type of details and organizations an agent may find job opportunities and the interpersonal communication and ethical dilemmas involved with EP work.

Day two was all about threat assessments and risk mitigation including how an agent’s training, license, and fitness may be considered in the threat assessment mitigation process.  

On days three and four students did advance work, site surveys, physical security, and hostile surveillance. Then students prepared mission plans using everything from days two and three.

Day five students walked dismounted formations, in-door and out-door scenarios, reaction drills to a threat to the protectee, de-escalation, and arrival and departure procedures. All while stressing how each of these procedures or measures may be affected by the threat assessment.

On day six students attend AVERT active shooter and emergency medicine training with CPR/AED/Stop Bleed and basic first aid certification. We also covered terrorism and extremism and the federal and state laws and regulations that every agent should be aware of.

Executive Protection Training Day Seven: Evaluation and Graduation 

Task  Timeline
Exercise/Assignment: Demonstrate the Proper Execution Of Mission Tasks Preparing For, Executing, And Completing Protective Operations

 Time: 12 hrs. // 1-hr. Review & After Action 

Conditions: Like most good executive protection training programs the students will execute a mission in real time with different scenarios. You may be tasked to pick up a client at the airport, escort them horseback riding, attending a ballgame or escort your protectee to a meeting at a government building. These exercises are done under strict safety protocols and in the public domain so the instructors coordinate these scenarios with local business leaders, police and other agencies. 

Agents will be properly dressed, briefed and for some exercises, may be armed with training weapons.  

The ISA compliance officer, instructors and role players are well aware of all local laws and respect private property at all times.

Missions evolve with various changes being made to assignments, detail organization, communications, itinerary, maintenance failures and emergencies. 

Students will take the final written exam. (30% of grade) 


  1. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge & understanding of executive protection methods, procedures, tactics and policies.
  2. Students will complete an EP exercise without loss, damage or theft of equipment and vehicles
  3. Students will provide a safe and secure environment around the protectee in which he/she can live and move freely without fear
  4. Students will correctly handle various emergencies and itinerary changes without disruption to the client/protectee 
  5. Students will complete the final written exam and achieve a min score of 70%
  6. Students will present a case study briefing (Day five) (Section one of the written exam)
  7. Students will complete a threat assessment packet with all required information & intelligence and mitigation plans (Day two) (Section two of the written exam)  


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EP Detail Team Member Specific
Mission Tasks

1. Key Leaders Evaluation

  1. Receive Mission Brief with Protectee Itinerary and start the mission planning process        
–              Threat Assessment Procedures  (30% of Grade)

  •       Proper Risk Mitigation Planning

–              Proper Resource Management and Pre-Operations Inspections
                and Rehearsals


  • Pre-Mission;
  • Initial Briefing
  • Team Selection


Delegation of responsibilities

  • Advance Team
  • Close Protection Team

**Special assignments, Communications, TSCM, K-9, Physical Security, Medical, SRT, Transportation

Prepare and give the protectee brief

Prepare and give mission briefing


Advance Team

Deploy to the location of an event and conduct advance and site survey procedures (20% of grade)

Complete the site survey and threat assessment report

Prepare event security plan

Communications plan

Arrival and departure plan

RON & On-site considerations

Event & interior movement plan

Emergency planning, hard site and evacuation

Advance Team Lead

Prepare and give advance briefing




  Detail Members

Review the mission notice and itinerary; perform required information requests and research:

  • Select the proper clothing and personal equipment
  • Prepare personal mission communications


Start pre-mission preparations

  • Begin PCC-PCI Operations
  • Search and secure vehicles
  • Weapon and equipment maintenance
  • Communications preparation and testing




Pre-Mission Evaluation                                                                                               Mission Evaluation


–             Dispatch advance team with site security and special teams

–              Secure & Prepare site

–              Departure P1

–              Movement P1

–              Arrival P1

–              Transition to site

–              Facilitate protectee itinerary

–              Static security inspections

–              Transition

–              Departure P1

–              Movement P1

–              Arrive / End of mission

–              End of mission brief


–              Dispatch advance team with site security and special teams

–              Secure & Prepare site

–              Departure P1

–              Movement P1

–              Arrival P1 (5% of grade)

–              Transition to site P1

–              Facilitate protectee itinerary  (10% of grade)

–              Static security operations

–              Transition

–              Departure P1  (5% of grade)

–              Movement P1

–              Arrive / End of mission

–              End of mission brief

Command & Control                                                                   MAIC // AAIC // TL                                                                     TL // Agents

How to use the N-hour sequence

Proper shift change procedures

Accountability of agents and equipment

Situational awareness and communications

React to a protectee itinerary change

React to operations plan change

React to increase in threat assessment

Controlling event security operations

React to mechanical breakdown

React to a medical emergency

React to loss of communication and    

accountability of team members

React to the loss of team members

Mobile post procedures

Conduct arrival and departure procedures

Conduct meeting or event

React to surveillance

React to non-lethal or embarrassment scenario

React to a hostile crowd

React to a lethal scenario

Press conferences, tours, and unplanned movements

Executive Protection Training Summary

It’s been long hard days of classroom learning and field training, and students have been tested, evaluated, and demonstrated a command of the material under real-world conditions. In fact, after each class, students completed written exams, hands-on demonstrations, and team exercises. How many exercises, and how stenous has training been? well students have completed the following classes in the following Course Categories;

104 Course Learning Objectives;

123 Terminal Learning Objectives;

20 Practical Exercises

Took part in 5 Facilitated Discussions


7 – 100 Level

8 – 200 Level

8 – 300 Level

4 – 400 Level

Total 27

Medical (MED)

History (HIST)

Sociology (SOC)

Philosophy (PHI)

Operations (EPO)

Management (MGT)

Communications (IPC)

Securing the home
A family visits the museum
Private airport scenario









Religious services
A visit to a college campus for a tour
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Horseback riding scenario
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Public sporting events/stadium scenarios
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Protectee is out and about shopping and seeing the sights
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Pre mission: Staged and Ready
Quick off the record move for coffee