International Security Advisor

Port-au-Prince | Erbil | Ciudad Juárez | Bogotá | Sarajevo | Beirut

This 10-day training experience exposes participants to the realities and challenges of operating internationally. After spending approximately 4 days in Southern California on travel safety, threat mitigation during air travel,  learning local spoken language, cultural aspects, regional security studies, students will receive their complete detail package, begin their mission plans, mapping, and pre-advance work. Once complete, students will break down into small teams to be transported to the selected international location for approximately 6 days (Including Travel time).

Once on the ground in the target area, students will perform full security advances and threat/risk assessments as well as spending the evenings perfecting emergency language skills and receiving area security briefings from SECFOR’s local team. Students, utilizing their completed mission packages with updated advance work and security information, will track their principal’s flight into the region and prepare for their detail to begin. All that planning and advance work learned in the protection training prior, and the new information picked up on advance, will be utilized to plan the detail & escort principals to various meetings and venues while maintaining a low profile profile under the guidance of regional experts. Language, cultural and regional security studies continue while on the ground.

The ISA course prepares students for NGO, government, or corporate postings overseas. Whether working in the security field, management or as a freelance consultant, this program will benefit you by delivering a crash course in practical language, culture, customs, modes of transportation, currency, blending and all other aspects of living and working in the designated region.

The ISA program will also focus on regional security issues, military and police entities and their effectiveness in combating crime and/or terrorism. Students will be expected to deliver a complete multi-media briefing of a selected area to successfully graduate the course.

Space is limited for this unique training experience; The ISA series of courses provides on-the-ground experience for graduates of our certificate programs. ISA course organizers will then advise perspective students of the upcoming availability and locations.

Past and future ISA locations include but are not limited to:

  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Erbil, Iraq
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Port Au Prince, Haiti
  • Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh)

Program Cost:

$6950 (Includes round-trip travel to International location from Los Angeles and lodging OCONUS). SECFOR will transport all students from San Diego to Los Angles and back

Length of Course: 10 days

Prerequisites: Clean Criminal and psychological background, US Passport (6 months until expiration), no travel restrictions, successful completion of a recognized protection program. SECFOR has the right to refuse any applicants



    Basic Information

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    Do you have any travel restrictions?


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