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Background Information

Employment History

Officer

Central Intelligence Agency


Affiliations

International Spy Museum

Board Member


CI CENTRE

Board of Advisors Member


Federal Bureau of Investigation

Member of the Fledgling Criminal Profiling Unit


Star Wars

Member


Education

fine art

University of Colorado


degree

Brooks Institute


masters of deception


Web References(158 Total References)


Tony & Jonna Mendez | Premiere Motivational Speakers Bureau

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Tony Mendez is a retired CIA officer, an author and an award-winning painter with an international reputation.
He lives and works in his studios and gallery on his forty-acre farm in rural Maryland. In 1965 CIA's Technical Services Division recruited him. Born in the loneliest town on the loneliest road in America, Eureka, Nevada, Tony led two lives. For 25 years he worked under ... VIEW MORE Tony & Jonna Mendez travels from Washington, DC and requires travel to be determined by event city Tony Mendez, real-life CIA operative on which the movie is based, shares his personal experiences and insight into one ... View More Tony Mendez Awarded Presidential... Posted August 20th 2015 "Tony Mendez received this Presidential challenge coin from Barack Obama when visiting the White House. Tony Mendez, the retired CIA agent played by Ben Affleck in the hit movie "Argo,'' has revealed that he is battling Parkinson's...


History & Mission · International Spy Museum

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Antonio Joseph Mendez Former Chief, Graphics and Authentication Division, Central Intelligence Agency
Jonna Hiestand Mendez Former Chief of Disguise, Central Intelligence Agency Dame Stella Rimington Former Director General, British Security Service (MI5)


Panache Report Myra Panache Reports Secret Societies

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Rumors have always circulated in the spy arena that Jack Bauer is loosely based on former CIA agent Antonio "Tony" Mendez.
Mendez was a highly skilled operative with hand-to-hand combat expertise and marksmanship skills. He also blended his work with artistry and insight and saved many lives in the process. Backstory: Tony Mendez (also known as Antonio Mendez) is a former CIA technical operations officer. His job was to support clandestine and covert CIA operations. He is most famous for the Canadian caper during the Iran hostage crisis, when six American diplomats were smuggled out of Iran by disguising them as a Canadian film crew with team leader CBC cameraman Dennis Packer and passports supplied by the Canadian government. Prior to joining the agency, Mendez was an artist and now works on art full time. His work in the agency frequently dealt with field operations, forging foreign documents, creating disguises and handling other graphical work related to espionage. Mendez is married to Jonna, another CIA chief of disguises and artist.


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Antonio J. Mendez
Chief of Disguise and Chief of the Graphics and Authentication Division (Ret.) Central Intelligence Agency Antonio J. Mendez Antonio J. Mendez To friends and acquaintances, Antonio (Tony) Mendez was a quiet federal employee who worked for the American military, periodically traveling and living overseas and never talking about his job. But inside CIA headquarters in McLean, Va., Mendez was known as the man who helped change the identity and appearance of thousands of clandestine operatives during the Cold War by creating disguises and fabricated documents and by developing convincing cover stories. While the vast majority of these high-stakes operations took place behind the Iron Curtain and remain secret today, the most daring caper orchestrated by Mendez during his 25 years of anonymous service-the tense rescue of six American diplomats trapped in Iran in 1980-was declassified in 1997 and has been immortalized in the Hollywood movie "Argo." In 1979, 52 American diplomats were taken hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran-an ordeal that would last 444 days until Inauguration Day of January 1981. Unknown to the Iranian militants, six Americans managed to escape from the embassy during the initial takeover and were hiding in the homes of two Canadian diplomats. That's where Mendez came into the picture. He created a fake film company, traveled to Iran posing as a Hollywood producer, supplied the six diplomats with false travel documents, gave them cover stories as members of a Canadian film crew, and coached them on how to behave and what to say. After many hair-raising moments, Mendez and a colleague escorted the Americans aboard a jetliner that took them to freedom in January 1980. If the cloak and dagger operation had failed, it would have resulted in grave harm to Mendez, his colleague and the six American diplomats. In addition, it would have embarrassed President Carter and the CIA, made life more difficult for the American hostages held at the embassy and put the Canadian officials at risk. Instead, the six diplomats returned home to much applause and celebration, while Mendez and his colleague quietly slipped away unheralded and unknown. "To do this work, you have to be a romantic. You can't share it with anybody, but you get your satisfaction from within," said Mendez. "The job was harrowing and it was rewarding." Michael Sulick, the former head of the CIA Clandestine Service, said Mendez possessed amazing technical and artistic skills to create fictitious documents and disguises, but also was "calm and unflappable and extremely methodical and detailed." "Tony was good at making you feel confident and that you could pull it off. He worked on the entire identity, not just a changed outward appearance." Mendez also helped foreign agents who were spying for the U.S. "If we had a high-level Cold War asset who needed to defect, Tony would travel abroad to engage in his craft of helping those individuals assume a new identify and a different appearance so they could escape," said Sulick. Mendez said he not only arranged for the escape of the foreign agents, but their families as well. "We brought families out from behind the Iron Curtain and had them disappear without a trace," Mendez said. Antonio J. Mendez Chief of Disguise and Chief of the Graphics and Authentication Division (Ret.) Central Intelligence Agency Antonio J. Mendez


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Tony Mendez is a retired CIA officer, an author and an award-winning painter with an international reputation.
He lives and works in his studios and gallery on his forty-acre farm in rural Maryland. In 1965 CIA's Technical Services Division recruited him. Born in the loneliest town on the loneliest road in America, Eureka, Nevada, Tony led two lives. For 25 years he worked under ... VIEW MORE Tony Mendez, real-life CIA operative on which the movie is based, shares his personal experiences and insight into one ... View More Tony Mendez Awarded Presidential... Posted August 20th 2015 "Tony Mendez received this Presidential challenge coin from Barack Obama when visiting the White House. Source: UT Dallas What do Ben Affleck, Tony and Jonna Mendez have in common? Tony Mendez, the retired CIA agent played by Ben Affleck in the hit movie "Argo,'' has revealed that he is battling Parkinson's... Written by Catherine Vonledebur Former CIA agent Tony Mendez spent a week writing Argo with Hollywood screenwriter Chris Ter... Keynote (EST/CST) $12,500.00 Keynote (MST/PST) $15,000.00 International $22,500.00 Tony & Jonna Mendez travels from Washington, DC and requires travel to be determined by event city


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