The Off The X Podcast

By Cody Perron

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True Stories of Diplomatic Security Professionals and colleagues

Episode Date
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