CIA Directors [DCI and D/CIA] — Test your Spy Knowledge with our Quiz! [2019]

“With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior Agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken. The United States must be an example to the rest of the world, and I support that.”

Gina Haspel — CIA Director

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The Office of United States Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was the head of the American Central Intelligence Agency from 1946 to 2005, acting as the principal intelligence advisor to the President of the United States and the United States National Security Council, as well as the coordinator of intelligence activities among and between the various U.S. intelligence agencies (collectively known as the Intelligence Community from 1981 onwards).

The office existed from January 1946 to April 21, 2005, and was replaced on that day by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) as head of the Intelligence Community and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) as head of the CIA.

The list of DCI and D/CIA includes the following persons:

George H. W. Bush: January 30, 1976 – January 20, 1977

William J. Casey: January 28, 1981 – January 29, 1987

Robert M. Gates (Acting): December 18, 1986 – May 26, 1987 & November 6, 1991 – January 20, 1993

Porter Goss: September 24, 2004 – April 21, 2005 & April 21, 2005 – May 5, 2006

Michael Hayden May: 30, 2006 – February 12, 2009

Leon Panetta February: 13, 2009 – June 30, 2011

Michael Morell (Acting): July 1, 2011 – September 6, 2011 & November 9, 2012 – March 8, 2013

David Petraeus September 6, 2011 – November 9, 2012

John Brennan: March 8, 2013 – January 20, 2017

Mike Pompeo: January 23, 2017  – April 26, 2018

Gina Haspel: May 21, 2018 – Present

Here are ten quotes from DCI and D/CIA. Can you identify them? Click on the right answer and it will appear in GREEN. If your choice pops up in RED, try again… Good luck!

1. Even when I was at CIA, I’d go to visit foreign leaders and I’d say, ‘You know, I’m not a diplomat. I’m just an old CIA guy’… I said, ‘If I wanted to be diplomatic, I’d have been a diplomat.’ 
 Robert M. Gates
 Michael Hayden 
 Leon Panetta
 David Petraeus 
2. My literal responsibility as director of the CIA with regard to covert action was to inform the Congress – not to seek their approval.
Michael Hayden
  Robert M. Gates
 David Petraeus 
 William Casey 
3. I’m going to be so much better a president for having been at the CIA that you’re not going to believe it.
George H. W. Bush 
 Michael Hayden 
 David Petraeus 
 Mike Pompeo 
4. You know, as director of the CIA, I got an awful lot of intelligence about all the horrible things that could go on across the world.
 Leon Panetta
 Robert M. Gates  
 Porter Goss 
 Mike Pompeo 
5. Proud parents document the arrival and growth of their future CIA officer in all forms of social media that the world can access for decades to come.
 David Petraeus
 Michael Hayden 
 Porter Goss 
 Mike Pompeo 
6.  Effective, we were; efficient, we weren’t. And so, as director of the CIA, I went after the inefficiencies part.
Micheal Hayden 
 Robert M. Gates  
 George H. W. Bush 
 Leon Panetta 
7. We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false. 
William Casey 
 Michael Hayden 
 George H. W. Bush 
 David Petraeus 
8.  The one thing that struck me right off the bat was what Donald Trump said about Benghazi.There is this view out there that [Hillary Clinton] lied about what caused the attack, that she said it was the video.
 Michael Morell
 Leon Panetta
 David Petraeus 
 Mike Pompeo 
9. We need to make sure that leaks of classified information, of national security secrets, needs to be rigorously pursued and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 
 John Brennan
 Robert M. Gates  
 Leon Panetta 
 William Casey 
10.  I couldn’t get a job with CIA today. I am not qualified.
 Porter Goss
 Michael Hayden 
 George H. W. Bush 
 Leon Panetta 

 

The end…

REFERENCES

Director of Central Intelligence — WIKIPEDIA

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency — WIKIPEDIA

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CIA Directors — Test your “Spy Knowledge” with our Quiz! [2018]

CIA Directors [DCI and D/CIA] — Test your Spy Knowledge with our Quiz! [2019]

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