Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence Announces Launch of 'Protective Intelligence Honors'
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the pioneers and thought leaders who have driven new shifts and novel practices, development of innovative solutions, and are contributing to, influencing and advancing the physical security and protection industry, the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence today unveiled its "Protective Intelligence Honors" program.
The "Protective Intelligence Honors" will each month recognize groundbreaking professionals across two categories:
Protective Intelligence Honors recipients range from military, law enforcement and counterintelligence experts to global corporate security innovators at the forefront of protective intelligence. Physical security threats today are reaching unprecedented levels, spurred by extremism, COVID-19, racial justice and geopolitical issues, and protective intelligence powered by technology is being used to actively identify, investigate, assess, watch and manage physical threats to prevent major crises.
"Failure of imagination leads to most disasters, thinking that it's impossible they might occur. We are honoring the men and women whose remarkable vision, insight, courage and leadership have kept countless lives safe and are influencing an industry shift to a proactive, always-on physical security approach in the public and private sectors," said Fred Burton, Executive Director of the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence. "The impact of these honorees on history, how we conduct our lives today and the future cannot be overstated, and we are indebted to them for all they have done and continue to do to keep us from harm."
The inaugural Protective Intelligence Honors Pioneers include:
Born January 4, 1932, Hill was adopted as an infant by Chris and Jennie Hill who raised him alongside his adopted sister Janice in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. In 1954, he graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, with a degree in History and Physical Education. He intended to be a history teacher and athletics coach, but was immediately drafted into the United States Army, where he served as a Special Agent in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps.
In 1958, Hill applied and was accepted into the U.S. Secret Service as a Special Agent in the Denver field office. A year later he was assigned to the elite White House Detail protecting President Dwight D. Eisenhower. When John F. Kennedy was elected in 1960, Hill was assigned to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's detail, and he remained with Mrs. Kennedy, Caroline, and John Jr. for one year after the assassination.
Hill was reassigned to the White House in November 1964 and eventually became the Special Agent in Charge of Presidential Protection during Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. When Richard M. Nixon became president in 1969, Hill was the Special Agent in Charge of Vice Presidential Protection with V.P. Spiro Agnew. When Hill retired from the Secret Service in 1975, he was the Assistant Director responsible for all protective forces.
Hill's career and actions have been recognized worldwide. He is a guest speaker at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and continues to participate with present day Secret Service personnel in discussing protective activities and procedures. In December 2013, the U.S. Secret Service honored him at the James J. Rowley Training Center with a permanent bronze plaque next to a street they named Clint Hill Way.
Inaugural Protective Intelligence Honors Thought Leaders include:
The Protective Intelligence Honors is an ongoing program that recognizes Pioneers and Thought Leaders in physical security, selected by a committee of experts at the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence. To learn more, nominate a Pioneer or Thought Leader, visit ProtectiveIntelligenceHonors.com.
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