The Off The X Podcast

By Cody Perron

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True Stories of Diplomatic Security Professionals and colleagues

Episode Date
Special Agent Julie Cabus discusses her decades of experience in the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service
01:58:23

Tune in as Diplomatic Security Special Agent Julie Cabus, a member of the Senior Foreign Service, discusses her career at multiple diplomatic assignments on the continent of Africa, within Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and several domestic assignments. Julie is the first active-duty special agent and the first female agent on the Off The X Podcast.

Oct 13, 2020
Matt Miller - former Medic for the DS Worldwide Protective Services, Army Medic and Bronze Star Recipient
02:00:02

Join Matt "Doc" Miller and I as we discuss his time as a former Diplomatic Security Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) Medic serving in Baghdad and Erbil. Matt is also a former Army Medic completing over 450 MEDEVAC missions in Iraq, earning the Bronze Star for his actions. 

Sep 18, 2020
Matt Rawls - former Security Contractor and Recon Marine
01:16:51

Listen to Matt Rawls, aka Sleepy, a former Security Contractor and Force Reconnaissance Marine as he discusses his time working as a security contractor in Jerusalem, Basrah, Tallil, and Baghdad. 

Sep 09, 2020
Bill McCarthy - retired Diplomatic Security (DS) Special Agent
58:50

Join Billy Mac and I as we discuss his time as a Diplomatic Security Special Agent serving in Cairo, Niamey, Kinshasa, DS Training Center, Baghdad, Gaborone, DS R&D, and Abidjan. 

Sep 03, 2020
Bill McCarthy - retired Diplomatic Security (DS) Special Agent
01:02:07

Listen in as Bill and I discuss his assignments in Cairo, Niamey, Kinshasa, the DS Training Center, Baghdad, Gaborone, DS R&D Branch, and Abidjan where he ended his twenty-year Diplomatic Security Service career. 

Sep 03, 2020
Jeff Carlson - former Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent
02:32:47

Listen in to Jeff Carlson and I as we discuss his first-ever interaction with a president of the United States, his time serving as a Diplomatic Security Special Agent in Tripoli, his close relationships with the DSS Special Agents serving in Benghazi during the attack, and his work in Counter-Intelligence at US Embassy Kabul. 

Aug 23, 2020
Joe Desmarais - Former Diplomatic Security Special Agent and Marine Security Guard
02:00:47

Join Joe as he discusses his time conducting security operations globally as a Marine Security Guard and Diplomatic Security Special Agent in the Miami Field Office, Criminal Investigative Liaison Branch, US Embassy Baghdad, US Embassy Rome, US Consulate Nuevo Laredo, US Embassy Colombo and the DS San Francisco Field Office. 

Aug 10, 2020
Matthew Kovats - Former Diplomatic Security Special Agent and Marine Security Guard
01:40:21

Join Matthew "Matt" Kovats as he discusses his time as a Marine Security Guard and a Diplomatic Security Special Agent. Matt talks about his time working in Benghazi, Libya, US Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, the Chicago Field Office, Diplomatic Security Headquarters and US Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan.

Jul 30, 2020
Tony Beltran - former Blackwater, Triple Canopy and US Marine
01:40:34

Tony Beltran, former Blackwater, Triple Canopy, and US Marine lived and breathed High Threat Protective (HTP) Operations in Iraq from 2005-2017. Join us as he talks about the early days of Blackwater, working alongside DSS Special Agents, and his response to protect the U.S. Consulate in Erbil during the 2015 ISIS attack. 

Jul 18, 2020
Michael Perkins - Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent (ret.)
02:13:55

Join Special Agent Michael Perkins as he discusses his 27 years serving as a Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent. In this episode he discusses his time protecting Princess Diana, protecting US Embassy personnel in the midst of the Sri Lankan civil war, and leading the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) - San Salvador, among other things. Michael's assignments include the DSS Washington Field Office, U.S. Secretary of State Protection Detail, US Embassy Guatemala City, Mobile Security Deployments, US Embassy Lusaka, US Embassy Lima, US Embassy Colombo, ILEA San Salvador and the DS Houston Field Office.

Jul 11, 2020
John Fluker - Former Diplomatic Security Special Agent
01:22:22

From responding to the Marriott bombings in Islamabad, Pakistan to the protection of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, one year before the attack on Benghazi, John Fluker discusses his 12 years serving as a Special Agent in the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service. Assignments: New York Field Office, Mobile Security Deployments, US Embassy Islamabad Pakistan, Office of Professional Responsibility, Houston Field Office, US Embassy Lima Peru and International Programs.

Jul 02, 2020