Athena’s Close Protection Operative certification is the next generation in Close Protection training. Our course has been adapted to meet the particular training and educational requirements, specific to those students who are interesting to enter close protection operatives profession.
Basic Training: Level 1
-Principles of Executive Protection/Code of Conduct
-Solo Protector & in a Detail -Physical Security
-Protective Escort -Surveillance & Countersurveillance
-Protective Intelligence & Advance Operations
-Armed and Unarmed Combat/Krav Maga
-Anti-Terrorism (identification and and the terrorist cycle)
-Improvised Explosive Device
-Basic Pistol Training & Firearms Safety
-Event & Estate Security
-Behavioral Intelligence and Attack Recognition
-Dealing with Media & Paparazzi
-First Aid & CPR/AED
Our instructors are from Greece, UK and the United States. They brings ATHENA students unparalleled real world experience in protective service operations. Instructors that have served Prime Ministers, celebrities, CEO’s and other influential leaders will be teaching you.
We have an excellent success rate and once the course is completed we continue to work with our students to progress their development and assist their entry into the Close Protection world.
To learn more please visit: http://www.AthenaAcademy.com/
For applications please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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There are also payment schedules available to those who qualify. Deposits for this course are $600, and full course fees paid 3 weeks before starting date.
Application date open until April 30.
At Athena Academy we are celebrating the opening of our new training facilities in Atlanta, GA and we are offering to all of you one hour Krav Maga course! Visit our website now http://atlanta.athenaacademy.com/ and print your Guest Pass!!!
We offer Women’s Self Defense Training, Security Oriented Training Classes, and courses designed with most urban situations in mind.
What makes Athena Academy so different is that our training curriculum takes into consideration the differing learning styles of women. Studies have shown that women learn differently than men. We have designed our curriculum to overcome the learning barriers women sometimes face in co-ed courses. Athena Academy training curriculums are written and peer-reviewed by world-renowned experts in their field based on reality-based situational experience. This specialized curriculum is then taught in a format that ensures the highest material retention rate.
In addition, our courses are taught by real world protective specialists and tactical operatives. Our training cadre is a mixture of security specialists with backgrounds in protecting some of the world’s most prominent celebrities, executives and dignitaries. The methods taught at Athena Academy have been battle-tested time and time again and have proven to be among the best material available in the world today.
Our training and experience has given us a more heightened sense of awareness, thus giving us the ability to have strong skills in foreseeing situations. Athena Academy curriculum puts a huge emphasis on a “know-before-you-go” mentality and sensitive perception with situational awareness. We teach you how to anticipate, de-escalate and escape life-threatening situations.
Whether your interest is in the physical benefits of being one of our Krav Maga or KAPAP students or you want to go as far as becoming a female close protection agent, Athena Academy has customized programs suited just for you.
Hope to see you there!!!
By Dan Toon
CONFLICT AREA MANAGEMENT
“PREVENTING BAD THINGS FROM HAPPENING TO GOOD PEOPLE”
DUNS Number: 797878209
CAGE Code: 4R8R9
The job search and application process can be a challenging, long and tedious one, consisting of many phases of recruitment, civil and criminal background checks, physical and psychological testing, and meeting each specific companies standards as a prerequisite of employment.
An individual contemplating how to start in the security, defense and protective services field, must ensure they are taking the proper actions before they apply for and begin the process of obtaining any position
These steps include having a clean civil and criminal record, having specialized training that is standard in the industry, being physically fit, and ability to adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
Once a prospective applicant has received the training, credentials and qualifications in their specialty, the search for employment begins.
Hundreds of private companies exist around the world supporting contracts awarded them by their respective nations and the international community.
Most companies are using computer based applications, requiring numerous hours of time to submit personal and professional information to company recruitment databases (for larger multinational companies) that utilize computer aided search programs to begin to match up prospective applicants to their needs.
Once this information is sorted, a recruiter begins their process of screening each applicant. This includes verification of past background, employment history and thorough review of the candidates resume or CV.
Each position opening can generate many applicants to sort. Since the CV is the first document the recruiter receives from the applicant, a professionally formatted CV begins to stand out from hundreds of poorly written CVs that come across a recruiters desk.
A CV / resume should be tailored to the specific position advertised by a company. This may require an individual to possess a number of resumes representing the different specialties of the applicant.
The debate over cover letters continues, a cover letter enables an applicant to go into depth regarding their career aspirations and goals. A brief strengths summary at the beginning of the CV is recommended as a means to gain the attention of the reader, in this case, a recruiter or project manager that is conducting the review. Applicants should write a cover letter if it gives the option. Listing their qualifications and how they meet/exceed them due to past training and experience.
After a cover letter or summary, a chronological list of employment experience, with the most recent position first, and depending on employment history, previous positions held.
Employment summaries should include company name, position title, dates, and responsibilities summary as concisely as possible. Many potential applicants do not take the time to clearly explain to the employer what their skills and qualifications are. An applicant may feel they do not need to list these skill sets on the application. Many recruiters have not worked in the defense or protection services field. Make sure that each job description on the CV explains in detail how it pertains to the job being applied to.
Once previous experiences have been listed, an applicant may choose to list any other education, training, awards, qualifications and certifications received or held. This should also be in a chronological format with most recent listed first.
Separate from the CV should be an up-to-date list of professional references with name, job title, current address and / or contact information. Some companies request references with the initial application, while others may wait until initiating a background investigation.
Many applicants become disappointed after going through the process of submitting their information to a company for a position, they never receive acknowledgment or updates on the status of their application. Most apply to a few positions and are discouraged when not immediately contacted by the company. With so many companies in the industry, an applicant during their initial employment search and application phase, should submit their information to each company that has current advertised positions and on-going recruitment efforts. Each company may offer multiple positions within a specific field, applicants should apply to each position that fits their skills and qualifications.
Even with a strong, marketable resume, this process may have to be completed a number of times before a company recruiter contacts the applicant.
Every email, reply, and phone call from a company should be documented, to gradually build a personal database of recruiters, human resource professionals, program and project managers, with as much detail as possible keeping the information current.
When able to obtain a company recruiters contact information, phone number or email address, then contact can be made from time to time as to the status of the applicants processing. Applicants should be as helpful as possible to the contact, this will keep ones name and information on the mind of the recruiter, who may have hundreds of names and personal information from other potential job seekers, circulating around them at any given time.
If at this time there are still no potential leads or resources generated from the application process, electronic applications that have been submitted to companies should be updated and resubmitted every six to eight weeks. This may require entering every piece of information again, phrased properly to be resorted to the top of the recruiters list.
Applicants should never expect immediate contact from companies, sometimes the process of screening can take up to a year from initial submission. A job search can never rest on its laurels, even when gainfully employed, the best time to look for work is when one already has a job.
Networking through personal and professional contacts who may be able to assist or advise, seeking to keep diverse skill sets, training and qualifications, a strong marketable CV or resume, being friendly, helpful, and respectful to every company contact made will allow the job seeker to achieve success .
If you are a woman aspiring to become a certified Close Protection Operative, Nannyguard or join Security Industry and you have questions contact Athena Academy at http://athenaacademy.com/ and ask Charla!
Charla Blomberg handles Athena’s Customer Relationship Management & Recruitment Consultation Services. Has been one of Athena Academy first graduated students. She is currently a Close Protection Operative in Europe with 12 years of experience in the security industry including working at the Swedish Parliament Security Unit. She also has a solid background in the Swedish Army and 3 UN peacekeeping missions during wars in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.
Whatever your questions are regardless joining security industry Charla has the experience and knowledge to answer you.
What is Tactical Medicine?
Well, it does exactly what is says on the label: Tactical Medicine is the provision of lifesaving skills in a tactical environment. First Aid is a daunting enough task for many people but it takes a special set of skills and mindset to be able to provide care under fire. Of course it’s not all gunshot injuries, it could be a whole number of occurrences from a stabbing to a major medical issue such as a heart attack following an assault.
In the environment of the CP operator there are serious tactical considerations to be made when medical skills are required. Is there still danger present? In what condition is the casualty? Are they alive or dead? It would be foolish to risk your own life to assist a dead person. Sometimes it is better to stay in cover and deal with the casualty from afar by using binoculars and shouting commands. This may seem an odd concept to some and has certainly caused controversy amongst some operators over years past.
The fundamental point of Tactical Medicine is summarised nicely in the opening pages of the US Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook – “The best medicine on the battlefield is fire superiority”. Of course CP operators are not generally Special Forces but the idea that the threat must be suppressed before treatment can be given is an important one and can be difficult for some to initially grasp, particularly those from a predominantly medical background (such as myself). Only with realistic and coordinated training can we grasp the true nature of Tactical Medicine. It needs a level head, tactical awareness and minimal gear to achieve what can be the difference between life and death for an entire team not just the initial casualty.
Tactical Medical courses are available around the world. You should choose one that best suits your needs. It may be that a basic, short course will suffice. If you have an aptitude or need for further skills, an extended course may be perfect for you. A point that I like to instil in everyone that cares about their skills is that a course is only the beginning. It does not make a perfect “medic” out of everyone straight away. It is the start of a journey of discovery and wisdom. Good tactical medics continue to learn throughout their careers and are never afraid to ask for help or advice. Training is simply the doorway to this passageway of learning. I wish you all luck in your quests for knowledge.
I welcome any questions, comments or requests for advice.