8 Oct 2012
Researching a Career Path
I chose the Protective Security Specialist (PSS) as my career path choice. I chose the PSS path due to the fact that it was one specific area of my past experience that was lacking and it has positions all over the world through the Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) Program (formally known as the Worldwide Personal Protective Services (WPPS) Program). My initial research began with people I worked with on a Static Security project in a high threat area. I soon found out that there were a few large companies, and projects, that would serve as a starting point. Aegis, DynCorp, Global, Triple Canopy, and US Training Center were the major players in the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security Program. I spoke with work colleagues that have worked for one, or numerous, of the aforementioned companies. I was mostly interested in the areas of company vision, work beliefs, and compensation plans along with the individuals’ point of view. I then began an internet search of my top 3 picks (Global, Triple Canopy, and US Training Center). I researched news articles of specific incidents, public views, and awarded contracts. Public forum sites, such as SOCNet, provided a valuable resource on how different companies were viewed & operated by, and at, the lower levels. My final task was the research of each of the company’s specific website; focusing on mission statement, focus, and plans for the future. Networking, on sites such as Linkin & CareerBuilder, played a key role in securing a position with my first choice; Academi (formally known as US Training Center / Xe Services).
CSO Response to Theft in the Shipping & Receiving Department I believe my first action would be to actually confirm the reports of the stolen products with the Shipping & Receiving Department head. At the confirmation of a loss, I would begin the investigation by interviewing the individuals whom...