This interview with Ed went to a place that not many of the conversations on this podcast have gone. Because of his time operating in the darkness of Mexico Ed is now enabled to teach the innocent and the protectors of the light how to not only survive but thrive in high threat environments. This interview got dark as we talked about techniques, tactics, principles, trends
For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of
Just to give you some perspective on the human trafficking academic south of the border, here are some numbers published by the Latin Times, Mexico experienced a 245-percent increase in kidnapping between 2003 and 2013. To put hard numbers on that, in 2003, an average of 34 people were released from kidnaps each month. In 2009, that number was up to 96 per month. By 2013 it was 1,162 per month. During this
- Ed’s story
- Primary function these days.
- Lieutenant Colonel Leyzaola and his impact on Ed.
- Why Ed is in the game
. The primary thing Ed’s time and experience hastaught him . Executive protection do’s and don’ts in Mexico.
- Three most important components for personal protection.
- Three most important traveling considerations for personal safety.
- Misconceptions about personal safety.
- Misconceptions about executive protection.
- Most impactful experience out in the field, why and what was learned from it?
- The biggest mistakes civilians make with regards to abductions and personal protection
. Detecting surveillance by kidnappers.
- Hard targeting
- Escaping and abduction:
- What should an executive protection agent do if
- General outcome of abductions
- How to deal with kidnappers if contacted after
- Current tools and tactics abductors are using
- Play-by-play example of
an abduction, how does it go down?
- Body disposal
- What factors
makesan attractive kidnapping target?
- Recognizing kidnappers- avatars, MO’s, trends and significant features/tells
- Tools and pocket items- uses
- What is
mostimportant thing to know about the enemy
- Daily rituals that make Ed better at his craft.
- Ed’s ultimate contribution – What he wants you to remember him by.
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