The Modern-Day Samurai, Kent Moyer Shares What It Takes to Be the Executive Protection Agentby Bianca Rodriguez Content Creator
Kent Moyer, the globally praised security and Executive Protection expert, is the mastermind behind the exceptional DVD series ‘Executive Protection Advances’ that focuses on guiding people on the pathway to becoming an executive protection agent.
He graduated from Wharton Business School in Advanced Management and also studied Strategic Management of Luxury Businesses at Wharton and the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. Kent has studied many luxury brands such as Armani, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., Chopard, Porsche, Pagani and Ferrari. he recently attended HEC Paris Business School to study with Professor Jean-Noel Kapferer in an Advanced Luxury course. One week was in Paris and another in Shanghai, China. Kent has work extensively in law enforcement for over 23 years as a specialist in Executive Protection and Intelligence. He has also educated himself at the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center Executive Education.
Also known as the CEO and Founder of the Gold Standard Protection Company, The World Protection Group, Inc. (WPG), and its luxury company 001, Kent Moyer has a vast background in the field. The maven is the Executive Security International (ESI) graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice and the Executive Protection Institute – both certified executive protection academies preferred by the FBI and U.S. Secret Service. The FBI certifies Kent as a law enforcement firearms instructor; he is also a graduate of the National Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC) and the Los Angeles and Orange County Sheriff’s Academy. In 2003, Moyer was identified as the Reserve Deputy Sheriff of the Year for the Diplomatic Protection Unit (DPU) for a local Sheriff department, where he currently serves with two sheriff department, OCSD, and LASD involved in using OSINT.
While being an active author and speaker on security and security-related topics, and member of many professional security and law enforcement organizations, ASIS International, California Reserve Peace Officers Association, Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP), Kent Moyer was determined to assist people interested in becoming EP agent and thus, came up with the stellar idea of releasing 5 part DVD series for this purpose. Below he shares top qualities essential for becoming an EP agent.
The first and foremost quality of a good executive protection agent is alertness and awareness of the surrounding. Kent Moyer reveals that a devoted EP agent would avoid distraction as much as possible. Neither will he miss anything that seems to be of value or a threat to the security of the person. “An observant security is essential not to jeopardize lives of anyone, or to not miss out on spotting the potential criminal or thief in action,” he says,
The second most critical quality necessary for being a successful EP agent is honesty and diligence with their honesty. “If the security guard is not honest and works irresponsibly, he can put the person or the company he guards at risk, and so do not opt for becoming an EP agent as a hobby or a part-time job, it is a full-time job that requires commitment and morality,” says Kent Moyer.
Obviously, physical fitness plays a crucial role in becoming a successful EP agent, yet, Kent Moyer has a distinct perspective on the significance of physical fitness. After years of experience providing EP services to esteemed clients and billionaires, he realized that “many billionaires have expertise in building business empires, yet got no adequate knowledge of picking the right Executive Protection and security. “People often fall prey to the eye-candy physique of the EP agent and think that the guy with the masculine body will be the right person to protect them, yet body shape is not the correct gauge to measure the level of fitness, and so for people who desire to be the EP agent, they must opt for professional courses and certifications other than just hitting the gym each day, which is also essential, yet just a part of what it takes to be a EP agent,” he says.
Kent Moyer also explains that the executive protection agent must have phenomenal communication skills, as they need to share each bit of security concerns with the person who hired them. “Communication skills required by an EP agent differs in a way that it focuses on certain aspects. For instance, if there is any security concern or threat, then it must be communicated to the client in a clear-cut manner yet, focusing on not to create panic, and so mastering this art of communication is essential for any aspiring EP agent,” says Kent Moyer.
Lastly and indispensable quality that a EP agent
must possess is the ability to serve the client and to keep his security as an
utmost priority. “This necessitates that EP agent gains professional training
and learn to put their client before them, and ensure that they perform their
duties as a real EP agent should, says Kent Moyer.
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