Beth Rees

Chief Instructor

Beth is Chief Instructor at our Essential Protection Skills Academy.  She has trained thousands on advanced topics related to public figure protection, including Field Operations, Surveillance Detection, and Water Survival.  

Beth has managed numerous protection teams for at-risk individuals and their families, and she leads Defensive Tactics trainings for public figures and their children.

Beth was Security and Operations Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan and Iraq, where she conducted high-risk, armed missions and managed more than one thousand security personnel.  She also protected U.S. and foreign high-ranking government officials in Iraq, Jordan and Afghanistan. 

Beth served in the British Army, deployed to Oman, Bosnia, Serbia and Jordan. 

She is a certified Level‑3 Ski Instructor and Kayak Instructor.

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