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My experience at International Executive Protection was great. I truly came back to Georgia with a great deal of positive training and more knowledge. I have a much better understanding of Executive Protection and its correct role. Mr. Bogdanos surely taught us all we need to know and more from the core of his heart. His teaching felt genuine - it was structured and organized. The classes flowed in a timely fashion and there's never a time you were not engaged in learning something. The live details that were set up for training were useful, helpful and well put together. Mr. Bogdanos was always firm and positively corrected us when he saw something not right. The training was such a success. I recommend this class to anyone who wants to make a difference in Executive Protection. Richard I Headley
Date of Posting: 24 September 2012
Posted By: Richard I. Headley Jr
Mr. Bogdanos' class was far most the best instructional class ever. His class not only teaches you what you need to know, but actually gives you real life experience. I am going to continue all of my future training with Mr. Bogdanos. If I could, I would go everyday to train with him and his instructors. Thank you seriously for everything you have taught me, to help me further my career as an Executive Protection Agent. Again thank you Sir. Sincerely, Benjamin Nicklaus
Date of Posting: 23 September 2012
Posted By: Benjamin Nicklaus
September 11, 2012 Lenny Bogdanos International Executive Protection 26246 US 19N Clearwater, FL Dear Mr. Bogdanos: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your IEP training center for opening the doors to new and exciting career opportunities. I started attending your training center in November of 2011. I have found the training available to be of highest quality and it has equipped me to adapt and overcome in several situations. In January of 2012, I was in a situation where I was able to disarm an individual who had pulled a knife on a landlord. The training I received from your institution enabled me to keep a very deadly situation from evolving. I was able to subdue the perpetrator until law enforcement arrived. More recently in August 2012, while employed as security for an entertainment establishment, I was again able to disarm an individual who had brought out a firearm into the business, thereby averting a potential disaster. Additionally, your training, mentoring and referral to the RNC has opened doors of opportunity that are helping me to establish myself as an executive protection specialist. I recently was entrusted with the opportunity to provide protection services to United States Senator Patrick Toomey (R) Pennsylvania during the recent Republican National Convention. The training you provided and this recent opportunity with the RNC has in turn opened doors for my recent employment with First Coast AASF2 National Guard Amory as a security specialist. I would highly recommend your training center to anyone who has a passion for executive protection. I have found that to be the best, you must train with best. The International Executive Protection training center provides the training to be the best in the industry. Respectfully, Steven P. Knight, II Executive Protection Specialist
Date of Posting: 20 September 2012
Posted By: Steven Knight
EPA, First Coast AASF2 National Guard Amory security specialist, Spring Hill, Florida
I want to thank you for acknowledging, giving me a chance, and opportunity to train at your facility. Lots of schools in Executive Protection reside to be very limited in providing work for students and misleading students due to over promising work but never delivering. In my experiences, IEP has giving me the benefit and opportunity to work for a Senator at the RNC Convention. Everything I learned at IEP helped me succeed in serving my client, Senator Cochran from Mississippi, to the fullest in the Tampa RNC Convention. IEP training has given me success and taught me how to better assess threat situations. Thank you Mr. Bogdanos. I can't wait to move my career forward in the Executive Protection field and continuing a relation with IEP on future assignments.
Date of Posting: 11 September 2012
Posted By: Jan Lagerquist
Executive Protection agent; IEP Alumni
I have known Master Bogdanos for around seventeen years and earned a black belt in Taekwondo through his training. Although I have not yet taken his 3-day course, I can say that Master Bogdanos’ skills and teachings are serious, legit, and of superior quality. I would recommend any and all classes taught by him.
Date of Posting: 22 June 2012
Posted By: Sam Albright
2nd degree black belt, CWP, Tarpon Springs, FL
I would like to thank Mr. Bogdanos and IEP for allowing me to take their class. They taught me more in 3 days than 27 years in the military. Their class has no BS, and is all focused to the point, without change in their structure. I would like to say they taught each student as a one-on-one operation. They worked with you on each phase of the class and that was one-on-one, if needed. In my years in the military, I have never been to any class which gave you so much information in a short period of time and able to retain the lessons learned through the classes offered by IEP. Thank you again for this opportunity.
Date of Posting: 13 June 2012
Posted By: Daniel J. Stapleton
USMC/USN Retired, Brandon, FL
"There are tools of success in many industries and Mr. Bogdanos’ EP course is definitely an essential tool for any newcomer or veteran in the security industry. Mr. Bogdanos’ tactical team of instructors are key elements necessary to help guide and develop a protection specialist's tactical skills needed to provide impeccable security services to any client. Mr. Bogdanos is highly regarded in this industry for his years of experience, but not to exclude his personal delivery of customer service to his students and clients. In addition, his personalized instruction, which is an innovative approach to an age old industry. I took Lenny Bogdanos’ Executive Protection Course at International Executive Protection Academy to develop and enhance my personal protection skills. Mr. Bogdanos is truly one of the few security academies that provide real-life tactical details that force his students to multi-tasks by conducting effective advances and surveillance. IEP’s Defensive Takeaway Course is an essential tool for any new or veteran agent in the field. Step up your game and aim for the horizon by exposing yourself to marketable and quality training by one the best operator’s in the security industry. I am proud to endorse Lenny Bogdanos’ -International Executive Protection Academy".
Date of Posting: 06 June 2012
Posted By: Latonya Dupas
I want to thank you Mr. Bogdanos for the spectacular learning experience that I received during your intense 3-day IEP course. Your professionalism, your respect for the students and your "Bread n Butter" profession, with your commitment in Training the best EPA's in the field is genuine and simply magnificent. I must say that you are successful in your teaching methodology with respect to creating a comprehensive 3-day course which combined practical industry application and theory. What sets IEP apart from other EPA schools is the Live Details. This is my second time taking Mr. Bogdanos' IEP course and I definitely walked away with KNOWLEDGE and a PASSION for my career. One thing that never changes is the level of professionalism Mr. Bogdanos offers. After I completed your course I was confident enough to state to anyone that I am an EPA. Your ability to teach specific techniques related to threat assessment, advanced security, and physical protection detail intertwined with Tactical Gun Take Away. Indeed, your course was so well put together that not only did I learn new concepts and how to implement them, but some of my personal vulnerabilities were exposed and therefore identified so that I may humbly improve on my weaknesses. Your EPA Course is Simply Amazing! - S.Knight EPA (Executive Protection Training Class)
Date of Posting: 28 January 2012
Posted By: Steven Knight
Returning Student, Lakeland, Florida
Please allow me to describe my experience with IEP. This course and the instructor were beyond the call of duty when it comes to E.P. schools. I enjoyed the classroom and the hands on detail. This should be everyone's first stop into coming into this field. Mr. Bogdanos' course is a basic standard for E.P.. The Tactical Gun Takeaway Course was excellent. The knowledge and experience that he gives to his students is enough to have your cup running over. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a school to start here and then go forward to another learning institute. I was able to polish up and manage my skills better because of his foundation of teaching. Whenever students can do two live details, and bring home two certifications, and a letter of recommendation is a great opportunity to invest in yourself. If this is over kill then let it be, because I really enjoyed this learning and networking experience. Thank you Mr. Bogdanos!
Date of Posting: 23 January 2012
Posted By: The Madjai
Private Detective, E.P.S., C.P.S., First Aid- AED- CPR
I would recommend Mr. Bogdanos and his school to anyone. I recently finished a course with him and its the first time I have done anything like this. There were all different kinds of people on this course. He is a great instructor as he picks people up at different levels and balances them all out. I found his teaching style and personality great and extremely friendly. All his staff was also extremely friendly and all willing to go the extra bit to keep you up with the class. I had no idea of what it was going to be like in the real world and didn't find any other schools that would actually take you on detail straight away. I found the hands on way the best way to learn. I learned a lot about people on this course. I look forward to working with Mr. Bogdanos and his team in the future.
Date of Posting: 23 January 2012
Posted By: Justin Wingard