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Integrating Mortal Combat with Martial, Healing, and Media Arts
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         Executive and Dignitary Protection

 Consulting - Training and Red Cell Operations
This training is for the military, law enforcement and private sector agents whose mission it is to provide executive protection and or desires consultation; evaluation (Red Celling) or advanced training to its existing team or organization. This training is only offered in group settings when sponsored by either a private or government agency. We DO NOT offer classes to individuals or entry level students unless they are a part of a sponsored team or group.
Executive Security International in Colorado maintains a strategic alliance with Bannon Institute and is strongly recommended for individuals who desire to obtain their certified Executive Protection Credentials. This 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 certified 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; and Korean Hwarang; two of the most noble groups of protectors and warriors to ever have existed.  

Bannon is a retired government special agent who over a span of (10) years was formerly assigned as a supervisory allied agency task force counterpart agent to the United States Secret Service Protective Intelligence and Presidential Protection Detail out of Washington DC, and was assigned to the protection team of the President of the United States and many other foreign and domestic dignitaries.

Special Agent Bannon has also served as Tactical / CAT Team 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 that Special Agent Bannon was personally assigned to over the years for their protection and safety as an adjunct to their official protection agencies:


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 (Massachusetts)
  • Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont)
  • 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 - (U.S. Visit)
  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
  • Ambassador of Israel to the United States Ron Dermer
  • Deputy Prime Minister of Israel


 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

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