SECURITY DUTIES:The special forces teams trained to protect presidential candidates and their families this year include six women each, to provide ‘complete protection’
Date: Nov 14, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Special forces units assigned to provide protection for presidential candidates were
launched by the National Security Bureau (NSB) yesterday, with the team members demonstrating firearms training, martial arts skills and high-tech telecommunication devices.
The three teams of 55 special forces members each were last week assigned to personal protection duties for the three major parties’ presidential and vice presidential candidates.
They were commissioned at the bureau-administered Special Service Command Center yesterday morning.
NSB Director-General Yang Kuo-chiang (楊國強) presided over the ceremony, with top officials from the Central Election Commission, Ministry of National Defense, National Police Agency, Military Police Command and representatives from the political parties in attendance. [FULL STORY]