Half of Tony's flying career was spent as an Anti-Submarine Warfare operator with the Maritime Surveillance force in Scotland, normally flying in collaboration with the Royal Navy. After a move to Lincolnshire he retrained first as an Electronic Warfare operator and then as a Tactical Data Link operator. He was deployed all over the world in dynamic environments and spent a period embedded within the USAF. During this period he was also an aircrew instructor, assessor and course designer.
Since leaving service he has worked as a blended e-learning Project Manager and latterly as a Ground School Instructor of future pilots undertaking Elementary Flying Training.
During this time Tony was selected, after a rigorous selection process, to attend the SANS Cyber Re-Training Academy as part of the government funded National Cyber Security Strategy. This unique initiative is designed to fast-track technically minded individuals into the field of cyber-security. He completed 4 SANS courses in 10 weeks and gained GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) qualifications.