o Control the group in discussion. The DL or PSO will discuss the points he has mentioned. He
will also suggest other points for discussion.
o Summarize. The critique is concluded with a brief but comprehensive summation of the points
brought out. The DL or PSO can suggest study and practice to overcome deficiencies. The
critique is business-like. It must not degenerate into a lecture.
The after-action report is a resume. It is a highlight of the security mission, written in narrative style. It
is written as soon after completion of the mission as practicable.
Notes taken by supervisory personnel during operations will serve as a basis for compiling this report.
Emphasis is placed upon the difficulties encountered and the procedures necessary to eliminate them.
Successful conduct of a protective services mission requires careful and continual prior planning,
analysis, research, and coordination. Mission responsibilities should be set early and kept under the
overall supervision of a single person to ensure mission success. Each phase of the mission should be
clearly defined. Coordination between responsible persons must be effective and timely to assure
complete protection of the principal. The plan must also be flexible enough to cover unforeseen
changes. After the mission, critiques and after-action reports are helpful in planning for future
Part B: THREAT ANALYSIS AND ITS RELEVANCE TO THE PROTECTIVE SERVICES DETAIL
Your first action as detail leader, upon receiving a protective services mission, is to develop a threat
analysis. In doing so, you will find out what groups of people pose a threat to your principal and how
you may best prepare for them. Factors to examine in conducting your threat analysis include active
revolutionary groups in the area, previous attacks on the principal (if any), and the form in which these
attacks were carried out.
2. Motivation. Although there are possible motivating factors in an attack on a person, there are
some which are more common than others.
o Revolutionary - The obsession to change or destroy a current government is a common
motivating factor. The assailant's limited perspective shows him that change comes only in the
form of assassinations of heads of state.
o Economic - Belief that the principal is the cause for economic conditions is also common. The
assailant may act on behalf of himself, his family, group, or nation.