CIA D/NCS — Test your ‘Spy’ knowledge with our quiz!

How much do you know about spy agencies? Take this quiz to find out your knowledge of the CIA Directors of the ‘National Clandestine Service’. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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The CIA has traditionally been divided into four Directorates. A fifth Directorate was recently added. (October 2015?)

Directorate of Operations (DO)
Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T)
Directorate of Intelligence (DI)
Directorate of Support (DS)
Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI)

The first two directorates collect intelligence. The third analyzes the intelligence and writes finished papers about it. The fourth team provides support to ensure the whole process operates smoothly.

Before May 6 2015, Directorate of Operations  (DO) was known as the National Clandestine Service (NCS).

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The list of the persons who served as DDO and/or  D/NCS includes:

Allen Dulles – January 4, 1951 – August 23, 1951

Richard Bissell – January 1, 1959 – February 17, 1962

Richard Helms – February 17, 1962 – April 28, 1965

William Colby – March 2, 1973 – August 24, 1973

Stephen Kappes – August 2004 – November 2004

Jose Rodriguez – November 16, 2004 – September 30, 2007

Michael Sulick – September 30, 2007 – July 30, 2010

Gina Haspel (Acting) – February 28, 2013 – May 7, 2013

Frank Archibald – May 7, 2013 – January 29, 2015

Greg Vogel – January 29, 2015 – present

Here are ten quotes from/or about these people who served as DDO or D/CNS. Can you identify them? [HINT: Each person is only quoted once!] Click on the right answer and it will appear in GREEN. If your choice pops up in RED, try again… Good luck!

1. “We knew that if the photos of CIA officers conducting authorized EIT (enhanced interrogation techniques) ever got out, the difference between a legal, authorized, necessary, and safe program and the mindless actions of some MPs (military police) would be buried by the impact of the images.”
  Jose Rodriguez
 Gina Haspel  
 Frank Archibald
 Greg Vogel 
2.  “Under dictatorship, people are enslaved but they know it. Here, the politicians constantly lie to people and they become immune to these lies because they have the privilege of voting. But voting is rigged and democracy here is a gigantic profusion of lies and clever brainwashing.”
 Allen Dulles
 Michael Sulick 
 William Colby
 Richard Bissell 
3.  On the banning of waterboarding, this D/NCS said: “I don’t think we’ve suffered at all from an intelligence standpoint.” 
Michael Sulick 
Jose Rodriguez  
 Stephen Kappes
 Gina Haspel 
4.  “His name will always be linked to the Bay of Pigs fiasco, in which a few hundred Cuban exiles who had been trained and armed by the C.I.A. were landed on the Cuban coast without air cover and left to be crushed by Mr. Castro’s far superior forces.” 
 Richard Bissell
 Jose Rodriguez 
 William Colby
 Allen Dulles 
5. “The Latin American drug cartels have stretched their tentacles much deeper into our lives than most people believe. It’s possible they are calling the shots at all levels of government.”  
 William Colby
 Michael Sulick 
 Jose Rodriguez
Greg Vogel   
 6.   “This person ‘s fingerprints are all over the torture program, not to mention destruction of evidence.” HumanRights  
Gina Haspel 
 Michael Sulick 
 Stephen Kappes
 Frank Archibald 
 7.  “The real problem is arranging that experience in a way that tells a story, which is just incredible enough to be interesting, but credible enough to be believed.”  
Richard Helms 
Gina Haspel  
 William Colby
 Richard Bissell 
 8.  “WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA’s top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president’s surprise weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.” This CIA’s top official was:  
  Greg Vogel
 Gina Haspel 
 Frank Archibald
 Stephen Kappes 
 9.  “Prior to becoming the Director of the National Clandestine Servive, this D/NCS was the CIA’s Latin America division chief who  earlier in his/her career served tours in Pakistan and in parts of Africa. He/She also reportedly ran a covert operation that contributed to Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic’s removal from power in 2000.” 
 Frank Archibald
Gina Haspel    
 Greg Vogel
Stephen Kappes  
 10.  “On April 14, 2010, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta reported that this person would be retiring in May. The odd timing of the retirement, and lack of Presidential thanks for his years of service, led many to comment that this was a departure in disgrace.” This person is:
 Stephen Kappes  
 Gina Haspel 
 Frank Archibald
 Greg Vogel 

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REFERENCES

Directorate of Operations (Formerly known as the Clandestine Service) — CIA Website

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One Response to CIA D/NCS — Test your ‘Spy’ knowledge with our quiz!

  1. Craig says:

    6/10 but two were process of elimination 🙂
    Incorrect answers…
    Q 2 – Colby
    Q 3 – Haspel,Kappes
    Q 5 – Vogel
    Q 8 – Archibald

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