Escorting Dignitaries: Reduce the Impact to Your Operations



This course provides a basic understanding of the principles and techniques of escort operations with a primary focus on the impact to airport operations. Attendees will gain an understanding of basic escort operation principles and methodologies, how to integrate escorts into the airport security environment based on threat level, and best practices for how to mitigate the impact to airport operations.


- Types of escorts
- What requests to expect
- How to reduce the impact


$65/members, $75/nonmembers

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Questions? Contact April Harrison at 703.578.2512.



Ellen Leonard

New Adventure, LLC
Springfield, VA

Ellen Leonard served as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, for 20 years and retired in 2021 as an accomplished law enforcement professional with international security, protection, training, and management experience. During her career she served in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Athens, Greece, and in the New York and Washington Field Offices. Additionally, she had assignments in the Offices of Intelligence and Threat Assessment, Antiterrorism Assistance, Counterintelligence Investigations, Marine Security Guard Management, and Field Office Management. During her career she served on protection assignments for the Secretary of State and numerous visiting foreign dignitaries.