Vice President for Operations and Strategic Initiatives of the London Center for Policy Research
LtCol Anthony (Tony) Shaffer (retired), is the Vice President for Operations and Strategic Initiatives of the London Center for Policy Research, a New York Times bestselling author and CIA trained intelligence operations officer with 35 years of experience in global and national security. He is an advisor to senior members of the Pentagon and key members of Congress. He also works with National Geographic developing multiple projects and is the Homeland Security Advisor to the Stafford County Sherriff’s Department in Virginia.
As a senior DoD intelligence officer, he received the Bronze Star and the Commander’s Award for Civil Service for his work on cutting edge, highly classified, DoD special activities. He has detailed operational and policy expertise regarding the full spectrum of strategic national security issues; from being a pioneer in cyber operations, working at the cutting edge of U.S. counterterrorism efforts and advanced technology development and use of “weaponized technology”.
Tony has commanded and directed several key operational intelligence organizations that conducted “compartmented” operations. These include Special Mission Task Force STRATUS IVY, that conducted direct support to DoD compartmented activities (OSD, SOCOM, JSOC, Army) which was focused on offensive information operations. In addition, he commanded Field Operating Base (FOB) Alpha, a joint DIA/CIA unit conducting classified collection and special operations support regarding terrorists just after the 9/11 attacks.