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TSA Approved Armed Security Officer (ASO) Specialists

Immediately following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) was closed to general aviation aircraft because of its proximity to downtown Washington, D.C. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) developed a security plan that balances the special security needs of the airport with the economic importance of general aviation flights. The plan, called the DCA Access Standard Security Program, or DASSP, allows a total of 48 general aviation flights a day leaving from designated “gateway airports”. All of these flights must have a Armed Security Officer (ASO) onboard.

ASOs are specially trained law enforcement officers who are authorized and credentialed by the TSA to fly onboard each general aviation aircraft operating into or out of DCA.

Strategos has a cadre of TSA credentialed ASO’s to accompany flights from “gateway airports” according to the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) into DCA Airport. For more information about utilizing one of our TSA certified ASO professionals please contact us.


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