Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI), provided security program management and local guard force oversight through a subcontract with the Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance Program. This effort required a rapid initiation, which began with a two-person advance party followed by a relief in place with permanent party personnel. Project initiation required development of a unique security program for the training compound, including translating policies and procedures into Dari, implementing a badge identification system, and an expatriate emergency evacuation plan, all of which supported the main requirement: the molding and training of an elite guard force.
The security program and guard force training activities were closely coordinated with the State Department training staff. This 24/7 operation was set in one of the most challenging environments that civilian security professionals could face and required adaptation and improvisation in virtually every aspect of the operation. This unique security challenge was met with the courage, skills, and professional demeanor necessary to provide the quality of service expected by our clients.