Antonio Mendez was cited by Richard Clarke as one of the top two or three CIA
agents in history. His He received the Intelligence Star for his rescue of six Americans
from revolutionary Iran, and has received the CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit and the
Trailblazer Medallion. He continues to consult for the CIA. He and his wife, also a famed
agent, were technical consultants on the television series 'The Agency' and founding board
members of the International Spy Museum in Washington.