Read What Serious Professionals Say About The IAEPA Training Program Founder, Professor Leonard Holifield
"I took over a battalion at Ft. Bragg and Dr. Holifield was the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Officer. One of the first things I learned was that he was the first American to capture an Iraqi prisoner of war. Very big, powerful man, but one of the nicest gentlemen I've ever run across. He was also so disciplined and his discipline set the example for other people; and it wasn't just physical discipline, but it was the mental discipline of understanding what your job was, knowing it better than anyone else, and being able to execute. Tireless worker, I mean he just had character, and it's hard to find people with that level of character."
Col. Dennis R. Lewis, U.S. Army, Ret. VA.
"As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, I had the pleasure of having Leonard Holifield as my Chief Security Officer and personal assistant for many years. Mr. Holifield's professionalism and exemplary performance of duty met with and even exceeded the highest standards. Leonard Holifield is highly skilled and trained in the martial arts, making him an outstanding personal bodyguard; and his training and experience in executive security qualifies him for any position of corporate or executive security."
Judge Roy S. Moore, Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (aka the Ten Commandments Judge). AL.
"I have personally observed Professor Holifield in his professional capacity and know first hand of several of his 30 years experience, skillful abilities and the demeanor with which he presents himself. Not only is he a Decorated Combat Veteran of the United States Military, but is an expert in martial arts, an author of multiple publications related to security and has provided executive security for our state's former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I cannot speak highly enough of Professor Holifield and strongly recommend his services to anyone requiring personal protection. He would make your state proud and provide quality security services beyond the call of duty."
The Honorable Beth Chapman, Secretary of State, Alabama.
"I have known Mr. Holifield for about 7 years and have found him to be intelligent, trustworthy and professional in all that he does. During this time, I am aware of him doing civilian/military training in the areas of security for different entities, and I highly recommend his training and services."
Author D. Baylor, Chief of Police, Montgomery Police Department, AL.
"Dr. Holifield is a very special man. He is ferociously loyal to the men he protects; but if anyone ever has any funny ideas let me warn them, don't even think about it! Leonard Holifield is one of the most accomplished, personal assistant, friend, protector anyone could ask for"
Doug Phillips, President/Founder, Vision Fourm Ministries, TX.
"I was very impressed with the Executive Protection Course that was taught by Professor Leonard C. Holifield. His level of expertise was very comprehensive. It should be a 'must' for everyone in this field to take his class. I feel that this Course has enhanced my abilities to perform in the Executive Protection arena. Thank you so much".
Marion M. Hill, Sr., President/Founder, Maultsby and Associates
Security and Protection Consultants, GA.
"I have known and co-instructed many training classes with Professor Holifield in both the protective arts and martial arts for the past ten (10) years. Professor Holifield is a very well liked and successful team leader and instructor by both his students, peers and fellow instructors. He has great command of both vast knowledge, ability to develop training programs and to disseminate this knowledge to his students. As a retired special agent with the Department of Justice - Anti Terrrorist Unit, Former US Presidential Bodyguard and Police Sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department - I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Dr. Holifield to you as both a great man of high spiritual and moral character and as an extremely gifted and knowledgeable teacher and perfomer of the martial and protective arts."
Dr. Joseph F. Bannon, Ph.D, D.ch, FACC, Department of Justice , CA. www.bannon-institute.com
"Leonard Holifield was a student at Executive Security International (ESI) in the fall of 2002 where I am a senior rangemaster for the shooting program. Mr. Holifield's adaption to our style of shooting was apparent in very short order. The display of safely handling his firearm while in the midst of his team and other instructors stood out. He attained a rank of Level I Shooter, which is at the 81 percentile or above based on ESI's curriculum. Mr. Holifield also trained directly with me following the course at ESI in the winter of 2002 using T.R.I.A.D. (Training Regime Incorporating Aggressive Disciplines), a system which I founded. His capabilities with a firearm increased each and every time we proceeded with a new drill or scenario. The T.R.I.A.D. system is based on inducing a realistic stressful environment upon the shooter. Mindset plays a huge role in the real-time shock of a gunfight, and Mr. Holifield embraced the mindset and the training. He did very well in the short period of time that we had, and I wish I had more students like him."
Rich Kluck, ESI Senior Range Master, CPS, PPS, OR.
"As an owner of a protection agency, you are constantly looking for ways to continue to enhance the skills of your team and protection capabilities of your organization. I would highly recommend IAEPA, to anyone looking to build or enhance your skills in protection services. What makes a course and training good is not only the content of the course but the quality of the instructors. Dr. Holifield is a legend in the martial arts community, a distinguished military hero, an accomplished firearms instructor, a seasoned protection specialists and an even better person. The IAEPA training is highly engaging and contemporary and focuses on best practices from some of the most elite protection organizations and agents in the world. He is proof positive that “heroes aren’t larger than life, they are just larger than their own lives.” We thank him and his team for sharing the knowledge."
Mark "Six" James, President/CEO Panther Protection Services
"Prof. Leonard C. Holifield, President and Founder of The International Academy of Executive Protection Agents is one of the most recognizable names in the industry. A True Security Expert! Leonard is a professional that takes what he does very seriously. I highly recommend him as a personal friend and colleague. Again, a True Professional. I look forward to working with him more in the future."