Ric Prado Biography

Ric Prado is best known for his featured book or memoir called Black Ops. he is a restored officer from the position of CIA Senior Operations/Paramilitary Officer. He has also been a Peter Pan refugee, who is currently residing on Metro Jacksonville with his happy family.

Early Life

Ric Prado was born in 1952 and he is currently living in his early 70s. He has not revealed much about his life story, but we assume that he is a married man with a highly flourished family. He was born in Cuba and brought up with other siblings. His father’s name is Gregory Prado and his mother’s name is Shirley Prado. He was born in a middle-class family back in the 1960s when the country was facing the revolutionary phase of having Fidel Castro as the president. Prado’s family moved to Miami, United States. He received his bachelor’s degree from George Mason University 36 years back in 1986.

Family in Cuba back in the 1960s.

The family once had a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle in their home country. But, when Castro came to power, the country became dangerous to live around. All the businesses were seized by the communists including the coffee shop owned by Prado’s father, his grandfather’s gas station, and cigar-rolling store. The country became dangerous for people or families like the Prados’ one. It became difficult to survive in a country where every day you would have to face the communists. Therefore, Prado along with his family fled while Prado was just 7 years old.

Ric Prado Career

Prado has worked with the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) for a maximum of 24 years. He has received many awards and honors for the same, including CIA’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, which was given at the time of his retirement. The George Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism is among other awards he received during the working session of the CIA. The retired CIA officer, Ric Prado, is now highlighting his remarkable career. He has now become an author, member of the board of directors (ASSOCIATION FOR THE RECOVERY OF CHILDREN), and the Former Co-Owner of Camp X training (company acquired). In his book Black Ops, he has described the age of terrorism including how he fled the country and what was the scenario before living in the United States.

Mr. Prado has received many honors and awards in his entire career at CIA. he was the holder of the position of paramilitary, counterterrorism, and special clandestine operations specialist. Despite this, he served as the operation officer in six overseas posts. Upon leaving his government position, he worked as a private military contractor for a brief where he developed his specialized operations team. He is also the former co-owner of Camp-X Training where he was supposed to continue his service training supporting the SPECOPS community. He has also been involved in giving lessons on advanced special operations and techniques of the same essential skills.

Black Ops

Prado is a retired man from the CIA but still gets himself involved in training local SWAT teams. He has spent at least 24 years with the CIA and has also written a book called “Black Ops.” It all began in Cuba when the former president Fidel Castro came to power and Prado’s family decided to flee from Cuba. They owned many businesses but all were seized by the communist. In 1971, Prado joined the air force and later found himself involved in the mission of the CIA while being undercover with anti-communist rebels in Honduras.

The news of the upcoming book Black Ops. was given by St. Martin’s Press on 30th June. in the book, Prado has shared the reality of his life story in the world of terrorists, spies, and revolutionaries where he came to be known as the CIA. He along with his fellow CIA officers were accepted to live their life while having operations in the shadow of the fighting and virtually unknown world of war, helping the United States to keep it safe from the people who harm the nation.

Ric Prado Biography

Real Name Ric Prado
Birth Date 1952
Age (as of 2022) 70 Years
Birth Place Cuba
Nationality Cubans, American
Profession Author
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 76 kg  –  in Pounds –  167 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Gregory Prado
Mother Shirley Prado


College George Mason University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife?

Personal Life

Ric Prado is surely a married man who might be having children and grandchildren at the age of 70s. But, he has not given insights into his life story resembling his wife, children, and any past love affair.

Ric Prado Net Worth

It is for sure that Mr. Prado is earning millions. His primary source of income is his retired career in the CIA and his work as an author. He has spent 10 years while being CIA’s elite officer “Ground Branch”, and 14 years in the CIA’s counter-terrorist center. Mr. Prado spent the last years of his CIA career while being chief of operations at the CIA counter-terrorist center. After retirement, he has worked at least for six years at Blackwater, the USA as a vice president for the special government programs. At the moment, Ric Prado’s estimated net worth is nearly $5 million.

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