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Tony Jordan is a highly decorated former Senior Intelligence Service officer of the CIA's National Clandestine Service. Before that, he was a pilot, test pilot, instructor, and squadron commander in the U.S. Air Force. From the jungles of Indochina to the front offices of the CIA, MI-5 and MI-6 (with some hot deserts and dark alleys in between), Tony was involved in Black Operations for more than 40 years. He is an accomplished spymaster and counterspy.

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Tony graduated Cum Laude from the University of the South in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, and received a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Auburn University graduate program at the United States Air Force’s Air University in 1978. He also attended the Aspen Executive Institute for Government Leaders and was a member of the U.S. State Department's 44th Senior Seminar for rising Flag and Ambassadorial rank officials. He has spoken at a number of colleges and universities as well as venues like the Churchill Institute’s Symposium on Democracy and local and regional political and service organizations.

Tony has lived in 10 states and 11 countries. He has visited all the U.S. states and most U.S. territories as well as 76 foreign countries. During his travels, Tony had extraordinarily good luck with his experiences. He was a guest for tea with the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace, and had a private breakfast with the President of the United States at the White House. He has broken bread with kings, princes, and sultans of the Arabian Peninsula. He has had intellectual and emotional dialogues with deposed kings and political leaders of competing Palestinian movements. He has eaten fhoul and hubs with mountain brigands, and discussed the role of Islamic charity and jihad in the world with intimates of leaders of international movements.

Today, Tony is an author, lecturer, and metaphysical theoretician. His writing has been recognized in national writing competitions, and his short story, “The Penitent Priest,” and his essay “Sewanee as Touchstone” took prizes in the Tennessee Mountain Writers’ national writing competition in 2015. He writes from his cottage on Spy Hill Farm in the foothills of the Crab Orchard Mountains of Tennessee, ably assisted by his wife, Anne, and his BFF, Tailwagger Jack.