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Antonio, the Founder and Director of Aerial Phenomena, is a former US Army Counterintelligence Officer and Department of Defense Counterintelligence Special Agent. He was awarded a Bronze Star for combat operations in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Antonio is also the Director and Founder of the Center for Planetary Science – a science outreach program bringing astronomy, planetary science, and astrophysics to the next generation of space explorers. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from The City University of New York and a Master’s of Science in Planetary Science from the American Public University.
Antonio, moreover, is a member of the Washington Academy of Sciences, the National Capital Astronomers; is a graduate of the S2 Institute’s Florida Private Investigator Course; and has appeared in dozens of radio shows, webcasts, and cable TV interviews, including consulting work for the popular TV series Unsealed: The Alien Files. He is the author of two books: Aerial Phenomena: Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century; and Space Science: Challenges for the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis of UFO Phenomena. He is also the director and producer for the documentary Area 51: A History of this Reclusive Base.
Currently, Antonio is an Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at St. Petersburg College, FL. On his spare time, Antonio enjoys hunting, SCUBA diving, rock climbing, mountaineering, and sailing.