FANDOM


The Director of the National Clandestine Service (D/NCS) (formerly the Deputy Director for Operations, DDO) is a senior United States government official in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency who serves as head of the National Clandestine Service (formerly the Directorate of Operations).

The position was established December 1, 1950 and from January 4, 1951 until March 1, 1973 it was known as Deputy Director for Plans. Under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, the position was upgraded to D/NCS. It is the policy of the CIA to not publicly reveal the name of the sitting director of the NCS.[1]

Director Tenure
Allen W. Dulles January 4, 1951 – August 23, 1951
Frank G. Wisner August 23, 1951 – January 1, 1959
Richard M. Bissell, Jr. January 1, 1959 – February 17, 1962
Richard M. Helms February 17, 1962 – April 28, 1965
Desmond Fitzgerald June 28, 1965 – July 23, 1967
Thomas H. Karamessines July 31, 1967 – February 27, 1973
William E. Colby March 2, 1973 – August 24, 1973
William E. Nelson August 24, 1973 – May 14, 1976
William W. Wells May 15, 1976 – December 31, 1977
John N. McMahon January 11, 1978 – April 12, 1981
Max Hugel May 11, 1981 – July 14, 1981
John H. Stein July 14, 1981 – July 1, 1984
Clair E. George July 1, 1984 – December 1, 1987
Richard F. Stolz January 4, 1988 – December 31, 1990
Thomas A. Twetten January 1, 1991 – December 1993
Hugh E. Price January 1994 – 1995
David Cohen 1995 – 1997
Jack G. Downing 1997 – July 1999
James Pavitt August 1999 – June 4, 2004
Stephen Kappes August 2004 – November 2004
Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr. November 16, 2004 – September 30, 2007
Michael Sulick September 30, 2007 – present

Sources Edit

CIA's senior management structure, letter dated July 2, 1991 from William H. Webster, Director of Central Intelligence to U.S. Senator John Glenn, Select Senate Committee on Intelligence.
"CIA plans riskier, more aggressive espionage," USA Today, 11/17/2004.Template:US-gov-stub

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