Lino has over two decades of special operations, interagency, and international disaster response experience in Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and NATO.
He is a member of the board of advisors for numerous corporations including GAC Global and The Hague Policy Group. He is a veteran of the Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL) at the Center for the Study of WMD at National Defense University in Washington, DC, an Olmsted Foundation Scholar, and a sought after expert. His 2011 book, The Sulu Arms Market is the world’s authoritative look inside the shadowy world of illicit trafficking of firearms in Southeast Asia.
Lino speaks Spanish, Malay, Indonesian, and French.
He holds a B.S. in Regional Geography from West Point, an M.A. in Strategic and Defense Studies from the University of Malaya, and an M.A. in Interagency Studies from Kansas University.
Lino is available as a lecturer and public speaker. Past appearances at the Oxford University Strategic Studies Group, NBC News, the University of New South Wales, and at the NATO Special Operations School.
Lino is the President of the Combat Diver Foundation and is currently writing his second book.