|Birth||Springs, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa|
Tony Schiena is a South African spy turned mercenary. He is the CEO of MOSAIC, that operates in hostile environments. Tony Schiena was featured in the Vice documentary Superpower for Hire. He has been credited for exposing ISIS use of chemical warfare against the Kurds in Iraq.
A man of diverse experience and accomplishment, having been operational in various capacities on four different continents. A former veteran of the African intelligence and paramilitary community, he operated during a pivotal part of South Africa’s history, in which it averted an imminent civil war, abolishment of apartheid and smooth transition of government. Tony has since served in various capacities in the private security sector as well as aiding government and various law enforcement agencies. A Deputy Sheriff in Virginia and a Lieutenant on the ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) federal task force. Tony has numerous other prestigious affiliations and memberships including being a long-standing member of the International Police Association as well as being awarded the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the Hungarian National Guard for meritorious service.
Tony has been embedded with law enforcement in various capacities for a substantial period of time. He has given specialist instruction to the New York Police Department, South African Police Force, Indianapolis Police Department, Merced County Sheriff Department and SWAT team (during which he operated as team leader of a National Sheriff Associations special operations team for the program “The Sheriff”) as well as various military and government agencies including marines and private military in Iraq, special forces groups in Kabul and northern Afghanistan, Cambodian special forces, French Foreign Legion, Afghan National Army CID (in Mazar e Sharif Afghanistan), Hungarian and Latvian intelligence and military, Mongolian Quick Reaction Force stationed in Kabul, Croation special forces, Italian air force etc.
As a sportsman he achieved the highest of accolades, retiring as an undefeated World Heavyweight Karate Champion. Tony has consistently built and improved on his defensive tactics arsenal, becoming one of the premier experts and advisors in the world today.
Tony runs the majority of his current security operations out of his US based company MOSAIC (Multi Operational Security Agency Intelligence Company). Tony has various other strategic security partnerships in Nevada and New York City with former special forces operators, intelligence operators and intelligence heads. His security partnerships extend outside of the US to the cities of London and Dubai and is constantly expanding into other geographical areas and sectors of security.
Tony’s endeavors in Iraq and his support of the Kurdish Peshmerga in their struggle as the only organized force against ISIS made worldwide headlines during his exposure of chemical weapon usage by ISIS against the Kurds. Tony trained Kurdish special forces commanders in escape & evasion, defensive tactics and counter insurgency as well as providing emergency lectures on how to secure front line bases against chemical attacks.
Tony also dedicates time to fighting sex trafficking of children through The Mosaic Federation based in London, UK, in which he shares trusteeship with the current head of Intelligence for Scotland Yard, Commander Richard Martin. Tony has spoken at the United Nations, G20 women’s conference in Paris France and various other prestigious political platforms on human trafficking.