Progressive Force Concepts Group – Training & Protective Intelligence – The Importance Of Both

Wheels Up Podcast

Sep 19
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Aaron Arp and Travis Lishok are US based security professionals with the Progressive Force Concepts (PFC) Group of Companies. They both have a military police background but with different sections of the armed forces (Marines and Army) and very different journeys to their current roles.

Both Aaron and Travis are at the leading edge of the security industry both in terms of training and technology. In today’s episode I discuss their journey’s with them and we talk about some of the many differences between military service and private security service.

In this episode: 

  • Aaron’s journey from active military duty for the army in Washington DC and Europe and his transition to private security
  • Travis’ journey from a Political Science student, to the Marine Corp Military Police and his transition to private security, with an emphasis on investigative research and threat assessments
  • Travis’ involvement with Ontic Technologies providing ‘Machine Assisted Protective Intelligence’
  • A run through the PFC Group of Companies and the various functions they perform in the industry
  • Why they created Skypoint Concierge, a service for clients who want the benefits of security but without specific mention of security
  • The distinction between being a bodyguards and being a security professionals
  • Providing a protective service is about making the client feel comfortable
  • The distinctions between hard skills and soft skills
  • Hard skills are the ‘fun’ and critical but soft skills make you a professional in the industry and get you the cooperation you need throughout the day
  • Communication and being able to communicate well in writing are essential
  • The relationship with the client should be such that they follow your lead because they want to rather than ‘have to’
  • A rundown of what’s involved with Protective Services Operational Certification training
  • Why a lot of trainees don’t qualify at the PPS (Protective Pistol Skills) stage until the second or third time around
  • The problems of presenting a weapon out of concealment
  • The problem that led to the birth of Ontic Technologies
  • What protective intelligence is and how it is used
  • If nothing happens on an operation clients can misunderstand this to mean that protection or planning wasn’t necessary
  • Data gathered by the Ontic platform helps make the value of the protection and planning more visible and quantifiable
  • EP Nexus - A blog Travis put together about protective security. It looks at the industry from a less experienced perspective
  • Aaron’s and Travis’ Travel and Executive Protection Hacks

Progressive Force Concepts Group - Training & Protective Intelligence - The Importance Of Both

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