by David Crane
david at defensereview.com
Last year, DefenseReview received some interesting (and disturbing) video footage of an Edinburgh Risk and Security Management (ERSM) PSD/Security Operator team getting ambushed by Iraqi insurgents/terrorists in Baghdad, Iraq, while conducting Operation APOLLO. The contact occurred on the morning of April 20, 2005 (4/20/2005) on the infamous BIAP Road. This was a small arms contact. The enemy was armed with at least one Russian-type 7.62mmx54R PKM belt-fed GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun) firing AP (armor-piercing) ammo that was able to penetrate the team’s vehicles, including a B6-level armored car/vehicle (Mercedes). The ERSM operators suffered casualties and deaths.
James Yeager (American) was one of those ERSM PSD operators, that day. Fortunately, he survived the attack. Mr. Yeager is an active LEO (law enforcement officer) and well-known tactical instructor (including tactical shooting instructor). He is currently a lead instructor at Tactical Response, Inc. (TR), which he also owns and operates.
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In additional to tactical shooting (Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun) and SWAT courses, Tactical Response also offers a number of "High Risk Civilian Contractor" courses (shooting, driving, medical, CQB/CQC, and executive protection/bodyguard packages) for those interested in pursuing work as PSD operators. Disclaimer: Passing any or all of the various TR "High-Risk Civilian Contractor" courses does not guarantee employment with a PSC.
Edinburgh Risk and Security Management (ERSM) has been renamed as Edinburgh International (EI). EI is a private military company/private security company (PMC/PSC).