Situational Awareness is a term that you may have heard in combat or police dialog in a movie or TV show. It sort of sticks with you, and it is pretty much self defining with a bit of thought. Awareness is that which we’re aware of through our senses and through our mental interpretive faculties. Situational is the “where,” “who” and “what” of our immediate physical surroundings. Situational is not a mental exercise (though it could be), but a perceiving of actual physical surroundings. So, its not that hard of a concept. But it is a very hard skill to really develop. It takes plenty of time, practice and focus to make situational awareness an all-the-time skill and art. It has to become subconscious, yet remains fully conscious. It’s like super-alert driving, only its even more critical for the personal safeguarding or clients under executive protection care. That’s why here at WWPro, we take situational awareness to the “master” level. Even our newest people have to demonstrate extraordinary situational awareness skills.
Essentially, situational awareness does take in everything, but more importantly it takes in everything that is out of the ordinary, that deviates in any way from the environment of perception.
While you don’t have to have much or any situational awareness, it is among our most paramount skills, one that we work on constantly. Our awareness is your personal safety wherever you are.