Anthony Ippoliti is a former C.I.A Operations Officer and served multiple tours in the Middle East and Asia, where he focused on clandestinely acquiring foreign intelligence vital to U.S. foreign policy and national security decision makers. He was responsible for managing strategic intelligence relationships and addressing intelligence requirements on counterterrorism, counter-proliferation, and cyber. He is also a Marine Corps veteran of the war in Iraq, where he served in Fallujah. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut and is a fluent Farsi speaker.