On September 26, 2017 NASCO held it's 27th Annual Private Security Industry Breakfast at the ASIS Seminar in Dallas, TX. About 100 executives attended this event, representing nearly 30 of the largest security companies in the country as well as representatives from various state contract security associations , the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security.
The highlight of the morning was the presentation of the Colonel Minot B. Dotson Award to Don Walker, Chairman of Securitas U.S.A. This award is given in appreciation, recognition and commemoration of those security industry professionals who most personify the ideals, work ethics and pursuit of the industry’s aspirations which hallmarked Colonel Dodson’s career. Created in 2001 to honor the Colonel, a former Chairman of the NASCO Board, the award was established in recognition of Colonel Dodson’s tireless efforts on behalf of the security industry. Recipients must have been active participants in NASCO endeavors and show real leadership capabilities in the private security community. Beneficiaries of the award must have enhanced and aided NASCO in achieving its goals and objectives including promoting and sustaining professional integrity and competence throughout every aspect of the private security business.