FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017 file photo, Keith Schiller, Donald Trump's private security director, arrives at Trump Tower in New York. Schiller’s relationship with Trump began at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in the late 1990s. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Keith Schiller, a former bodyguard for Donald Trump, now serves the president as director of Oval Office operations.
This week, he accompanied Jared Kushner to Iraq. He made for an imposing figure as Trump's trusted son-in-law and senior adviser met with top Iraqi Kurdish leaders.
His trip to Iraq underscores the fact that despite the phalanx of sophisticated security that now surrounds Trump and his family, the president feels most comfortable with Schiller.
Schiller distinguished himself while a New York police detective as the "ram guy," the one who crashes through doors in drug raids. Nearly two decades have passed since he began working part-time for Trump's security team.