Bannon Institute of Combat Neuroscience
Integrating Medical, Martial and Media Arts
Executive and Dignitary Protection
Consulting - Training - Services

This training is for the protection of corporate executives, celebrities, and high net worth families in need of executive protection services. It also includes the most important area of protection - "Advance Work." 

The training is for the person looking to enter the executive protection field of work and does not have formal training, as well as the experienced veteran who is looking for an intensive refresher course.  

Many of the concepts and philosophies practiced in the art of Executive Protection are derived directly from the code and philosophy of the Japanese Samurai; one of the most noble groups of protectors and warriors to ever have existed. 

Joseph Bannon, (Founder and CEO) is a retired government special agent who was formerly assigned as a supervisory allied agency task force agent to the United States Secret Service Presidential Protection Detail out of Washington DC, and was responsible for the protection of the President of the United States and many other foreign and domestic dignitaries.

Special Agent Bannon has also served as Tactical Commander, Chief Defensive Tactics Instructor, Training Coordinator, and Academy Instructor at Beale Air Force Base for the Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General in both the State Capitol of Sacramento, and Los Angeles, California.

Below is a protective profile list of dignitaries whose lives have been personally entrusted to Special Agent Bannon over the years for their protection and safety:


Government Official Sector:

  • President George Bush Jr.  
  • President Bill Clinton
  • Governor Bill Clinton
  • President George Bush Sr.
  • President Mikhail Gorbachev (Russia)
  • Pope John Paul II (Vatican)
  • Vice President Al Gore
  • First Lady Hillary Clinton
  • First Lady Barbara Bush
  • Second First Lady Tipper Gore
  • Jerry Adams, I.R.A. (Ireland)
  • Minister of Finances (Argentina)
  • Senator Ted Kennedy
  • Governor Pete Wilson (California)
  • Lt. Governor Leo McCarthy (California)
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein (California)
  • Mayor Willie Brown (San Francisco)
  • Mayor Frank Jordan (San Francisco)
  • Mayor Art Agnos (San Francisco)
  • Former Mayor Joe Alioto (San Francisco)
  • City Supervisor Tom Ammiano (San Francisco)
  • City Supervisor Carole Migden (San Francisco)
  • City Supervisor Angela Alioto (San Francisco)
  • Presidential Appointee Roberta Achtenberg (Washington D.C.)
  • Police Commissioner Wayne Friday (San Francisco)
  • Police Chief Richard Hongisto (San Francisco)
  • Reverend Troy Perry (M.C.C. Church)
  • Attorney General (Mexico)
  • Attorney General (California)
  • Prince William and First Lady Kate
  • United Nations Secratary General Ban Ki-Moon


 Private Security Sector:

  • B-52s Musical Band
  • Los Lobos
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Taj Mahal 
  • Nickel Creek Band
  • Little Feet Band
  • 18 Wheeler Band
  • The Erica Brown Band
  • Love 45 Band
  • Mama's Cookin'
  • The Motet
  • Flobots
  • The Subdudes
  • Poquito Maz
  • Henry Butler & The Game Band
  • Caleb Riley Funk Orchestra 
  • Rubber Planet Band
  • Halden Wofford & The High Beams Band
  • Head for the Hills Band
  • Drew Emmitt Band