Enrique “Ric” Prado is author of the book, BLACK Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior from St. Martin’s Press. Ric spent twenty-four years in the CIA with a career spanning both the Cold War and the Age of Terrorism. Mr. Prado received the CIA Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal (highest award given upon retirement) and the George Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, among others. He is a paramilitary, counterterrorism, and special clandestine operations specialist, and served as an Operations Officer in six overseas posts. Upon leaving public service, Prado worked as an executive at a private military contractor where he built a specialized operations team. He is currently the co-owner of Camp-X Training, where he continues his service training and supporting the SPECOPS community, teaching Advanced Special Operations and Techniques among other essential skills.
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