Armed Security Officer (ASO)
After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on US soil, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) established the Armed Security Officer (ASO) program. Pursuant to federal aviation regulations, any general aviation flight arriving or departing from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) must have an ASO on board. There are select gateway airports located around the United States that have met the Federal guidelines for allowing private flights to fly into and out of DCA INA also offers general aviation security for travel in the United States and abroad.
All INA personnel assigned to the ASO program are certified by the Federal Air Marshals Service to provide ASO services to our clients. ASOs are specially trained retired law enforcement officers and have extensive backgrounds in Executive Protection, and understand the discretion and confidentiality required for flying with corporate, or other high level, clients.
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