Using the Threat Analysis in Planning Drills.
After compiling your information, you will have a fairly clear picture of what your threats may be and
methods of attack. To counteract terrorism, you must think like a terrorist. For example, if a suspect
this type of action. Drills must be performed in which members of your team act as terrorists using the
modus operandi of the threat group. In this way, your team will acquaint themselves with the motives
and actions of possible threat groups. They should be better prepared to repel such threats. The
training should include this drill, but not be limited to it. You must still prepare to respond quickly to all
possible threats to protect your principal.
The threat analysis is crucial to the planning of your protective service mission. The greater the time
and effort spent in this area, the better the chance of protecting your principal from assassination,
Part C: AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROTECTIVE SERVICES MISSIONS
The Major Army commander exercises jurisdiction over certain geographical areas assigned by the
Army. He is responsible for protective services missions as assigned. They include development of
plans to ensure physical protection of Army installations. The commander is also responsible for all
very important personnel that travel in his jurisdiction without their own protection. The Deputy Chief of
Staff for Personnel (DCSPER) has Department of the Army (DA) staff responsibility for coordination
with commanders of installations or activities for the security of distinguished persons, as appropriate.
The commander can also receive the assignment from the agency responsible for protecting the
principal. The name of the title of the principal determines which agency will make the request. Thus,
the written request will determine which agency is responsible for the overall protection.
Figure 1-3 is a list of possible principals and the agency that is responsible for their overall protection.
The Special Assistant to the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or an authorized
representative, must approve requests for U.S. Secret service support. Support is obtained from the
Department of the Army. Commanders may respond to urgent requests without advance approval;
however, approval on ongoing actions will be requested immediately. Persons protected by the U.S.
Department of State is outlined in Figure 1-4.