Anthony Tata

National Bestselling Author, Distinguished Military Personnel



Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata (U.S. Army, Retired) is a cross functional leader involved in an array of successful business ventures including aviation cargo, cold supply chain and home medical care. Additionally, he is now focused on finding paths to bridging the political divide in the country. He initiated and is participating in a deep applied creativity project focused on addressing the public discourse at it relates to national security.

His public speaking career ranges from keynote addresses for Fortune 500 companies such as Glaxo Smith Kline; geopolitical updates for c-suites of major corporations such as Google, Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, Emerson Collective, Bank of America, General Electric, John Deere, and many others; state of the country discussions with grass roots organizations such as Lions Clubs, political organizations, and Kiwanis; and leadership training for small and large companies, groups, and clubs. He has appeared over 1,000 times on CNN, Fox News, Newsmax, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and dozens of other news programs discussing foreign and defense policy.

In 2021, he performed the duties of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, the #3 position in the United States Department of Defense. His leadership in DoD included implementing the National Defense Strategy and working closely with allies and partners to achieve strategic defense goals globally.

Anthony J. Tata’s distinguished military career includes commands in the 82nd Airborne and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division as well as operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Panama, and Haiti. His military awards and decorations include the bronze star, combat action badge, ranger tab, master parachutist badge, and department of defense award for distinguished public service.

In his civilian life, Mr. Tata served as Secretary of Transportation for the state of North Carolina with its 62 airports, 2 seaports, 22 ferries, 88,000 miles of highway, and 3 railroads. He also led Wake County Public School System (Raleigh, NC/Research Triangle) to unprecedented gains as superintendent in charge of 18,000 employees, 150,000 students and 170 schools. Previously, he also served as chief operating officer of Washington, DC Public Schools.

He is the national bestselling author of 15 novels. Importantly, Tony is an ambassador for Homes for Our Troops, a 501c3 focused on providing ADA compliant homes to our most severely wounded veterans. He has two amazing adult children and lives in North Palm Beach with his wife and their two dogs, Snowy and Bandit.

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Total EmpireA Garrett Sinclair Novel
St. Martin's Press

General Garrett Sinclair undertakes a rogue mission in the Sahara Desert to thwart an international nuclear threat in this explosive thriller from A. J. Tata, Total Empire.


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St. Martin's Paperbacks

Bronze Star recipient U. S. Army Brigadier General (Ret.) A. J. Tata brings his authentic combat experience to the action-packed military thriller, Chasing the Lion.


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Reaper: Drone StrikeA Sniper Novel
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Reaper: Drone Strike is the next book in the explosive thriller series by the former special operations sniper and New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper.


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Reaper: Threat ZeroA Sniper Novel
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The Reaper is back—with a vengeance—in the latest thrill-a-minute read from New York Times bestselling author.


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Reaper: Ghost TargetA Sniper Novel
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An explosive, no-holds-barred thriller by New York Times bestselling author and star of Fox TV’s American Grit Nicholas Irving.


MULTI-DISCIPLINARY LEADERSHIP Senior positions as army general, superintendent of schools, secretary of transportation, undersecretary of defense, and president/CEO of small businesses-many people find these transitions interesting, particularly in today’s shifting work place.
GEOPOLITICAL UPDATES ON CURRENT EVENTS Currency and relevancy as a former army general, undersecretary for policy and holder of active top secret security clearance.
WRITING Traditionally published author of 15 novels.
OVERCOMING CONTROVERSY High profile leader relentlessly, often unfairly, attacked by media.
HEALING THE NATION Solutions oriented leader/patriot focused on mending fences so that country can regain a middle ground and sense of normalcy.



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