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A collection of Central Intelligence Agency internal documents that present information regarding selected historical agents, employees, and officers. Among the details reviewed are biographic information, service dates, personnel and security files, employee job performance, considerations for advancement, and the operational utilization of intelligence employees. These gathered files can offer some insights hidden from most original investigators and review specific information often left out of general Agency correspondence.

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FEATURED REFERENCES
Biographic Profiles: Internal documents that offer detailed summaries of physical characteristics, service dates, and personal contacts.
Clandestine Service File: Files regarding people and projects undertaken by the Agency's Directorate of Operations.
Contact Division Files: These files that note contacts made with official agencies, staff, biographical information, and files created by the Office of Operations.  
Fitness Reports: These documents monitor employee job performance, considerations for advancement or demotion, and the proper utilization of intelligence employees and leaders.
Legal Testimony: A recorded voluntary written or spoken statement given in a court or hearing to legal officials.
Personnel Files: An extensive series of files that include cables, messages, written notes, some operational details, awards, personnel action requests, and biographic information compiled by the Office of Personnel. 
Personal History Statements: This document presents primary and supplemental reports that offer extensive biographic information, educational qualifications, and travel records for reference purposes.
Security Files: The Office of Security compiled these documents to assess potential security risks, protect sensitive information, and for determining the reliability of contacts, sources, assets, employees, officers, and members of the public who sought security approvals. 
Miscellaneous Files: Supporting files with useful information regarding the subject not present in other related documents.

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SR Chief Tennant H. Bagley

SR Chief Tennant H. Bagley

Tennant Harrington Bagley
Bagley was the direct relation of multiple US Navy admirals, served in WWII, and from his international schooling earned a doctorate in political science. He joined the CIA in July of nineteen fifty and was a noted intellectual trained in four languages and extensively studied operational and clandestine methods to serve in the Foreign Intelligence Operations Section at CIA headquarters. Bagley's following marriage to an Austrian woman despite the warnings of supervising officials caused him to be moved from his post in Austria to the United States during the nineteen fifties. His personnel file verifies that in nineteen sixty-one he used Department of State cover while employed in
various Agency capacities. During nineteen sixty-five, Bagley served
as the Chief of the Soviet Russia Division's Counterintelligence Group
and later that year was promoted to Deputy Chief of the entire Soviet
Russia Division. Among his most notable endeavors was developing
KGB defector Yuriy Nosenko, yet Bagley eventually joined the CIA faction
labeling Nosenko as a false defector. In nineteen sixty-seven, Agency
officials sent Bagley to Belgium and he served as the Chief of Brussels
Station until nineteen seventy-two when he faced involuntary retirement.
He sought during later years via reports, books, and interviews to
substantiate his prior critical ideas and circumstantial evidence regarding
Nosenko's allegiances. 
Personnel File

Deputy I.G. S.D. Breckenridge

Deputy I.G. S.D. Breckenridge

Scott Dudley Breckenridge Jr.
He attended the University of Kentucky earning degrees in history, political science, and law. Breckenridge then worked for the Board of Economic Warfare and his service in the US Navy during WWII Atlantic operations secured his later command of the USS Saucy. During nineteen fifty three, Breckenridge was employed by the CIA in the role of Briefing Officer and eventually would serve as the Agency liaison with Australian intelligence. His final role at the CIA was Deputy Inspector General and his notable opposition to the ideas of the House Select Committee on Assassination staff is revealed within several pieces of related evidence. Breckenridge served over two decades protecting the
interests of the Agency with a pronounced disdain for anyone
challenging its agendas.
Senate Select Committee Testimony
SSC Testimony Excerpt (less redaction)

Inspector general W.V. Broe

Inspector general W.V. Broe

William Vincent Broe
Broe started his official career in government as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and later joined the CIA to serve in Far East Division operations. He became Station Chief of Tokyo and subsequently the Chief of Western Hemisphere (WH) Division in nineteen sixty-five. Broe led his division to undertake repeated illegal clandestine operations in South America to influence foreign governments and finished his intelligence career as Inspector General before retiring in nineteen seventy-three.
Biographic Profile   Personnel File

Charlotte L. Bustos-Videla

Charlotte L. Bustos-Videla

Charlotte Louise Bustos-Videla (Zehrung)
She was a CIA Western Hemisphere Division staff employee who married former Argentine Brigadier General Cesar Bustos-Videla. Charlotte was a trained economist, statistician, stenographer, and Bustos-Videla was the "internal troubleshooter" for years while assigned to Mexico City station. She played an integral part of multiple Latin American operations and later served in the role of Agency foreign intelligence officer.
Personal History Statement   Personnel File

t.s.d. Chief David L. Christ

t.s.d. Chief David L. Christ

David Lamar Christ
He was captured during an operation while targeting a Communist news agency in Cuba and received the Distinguished Intelligence Cross for his actions during incarceration. He also was the records officer for his component in the Domestic Contact Services Division and noted by one reviewer to have been ardent but not a dominant personality. Christ had extensive knowledge of some Agency research projects that included foreign intelligence operations and eventually was promoted to Chief of CIA Technical Services. His role in the Technical Services Division focused on agent management, developing additional useful micro technology, coordination of surveillance installation
operations, and gathering intelligence. Christ became the Chief of
Applied Physics Division within the Office Research and
Development and later retired in nineteen seventy.
Biographic Profile   Personnel File   Security File

CIA ADVISER LEO M. Cherne

CIA ADVISER LEO M. Cherne

Leo Max Cherne
He was a lawyer, economist, the political ally of two Directors of Central Intelligence, the adviser to nine US presidents, and Cherne joined or promoted several economic development organizations. He also helped fund military support associations and wrote articles supporting his causes for several large media outlets while maintaining a largely unknown but impressive amount of political influence. Cherne is referred to as the consummate political operator and who accomplished his goals quickly and quietly. He largely escaped despite his position as a notable and constant figure in the Cold War halls of power.
Miscellaneous (Misc.) Identifier File  Security File

Foreign Agent Viola J. Cobb

Foreign Agent Viola J. Cobb

Viola June Cobb 
Cobb was born in nineteen twenty-seven, served in the Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol, and was the managing editor of a medical news magazine. She later was employed by Castro regime to manage its English publications and became among those officials with some access to important members of the Cuban leadership. The Central Intelligence Agency recruited Cobb to serve as a double agent gathering intelligence within Fidel Castro's senior staff in nineteen sixty and a reporting official referred to her status as a "controlled fellow traveler". Her assignments were conducted under the direction of the CIA's Special Affairs Staff and Western Hemisphere Division but the
Agency was not the only government organization expressing
interest. The Federal Bureau of Investigation sought to enlist Cobb
for information during nineteen sixty-one to gather intelligence on
the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, a group Lee Harvey Oswald would
later claim a false association with in New Orleans. June Cobb further
had connections to other people who have made various assertions
related to Oswald's actions in Mexico City. Cobb later testified before
Congress regarding national security in nineteen sixty-two. She further
asserted she could prove connections between Oswald and Soviet officials
but failed to do so.
Security File

Foreign agent Lucien Conein

Foreign agent Lucien Conein

Lucien Emile Conein
He was a notorious former member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and subsequently the Central Intelligence Agency that had an extensive military and covert intelligence background. Conein attended the British Special Intelligence School and received training in psychological warfare from US officials; he served as an operations officer at CIA Headquarters and collaborated with revolutionary forces in Saigon during the overthrow of Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem. Conein later attempted to use his CIA contacts to sell arms to criminal and rebel groups abroad. 
Biographic Profile   Personal History Statement   Personnel File

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William John Crawford
Crawford began serving the Agency in the Clerical Branch where his training included counterinsurgency orientation, photographic intelligence, and counterintelligence training dealing with clerical materials. He advanced to recruitment officer, became a CIA personnel officer, and the Acting Executive Officer in Project AQUATONE's Detachment C military group that included pilot testing for U-2 missions. He was involved in CIA operations related to Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, and later is promoted to
administration officer in nineteen sixty-four.  
Biographic Profile  

Case Officer Ross L. Crozier

Case Officer Ross L. Crozier

Ross Lester Crozier
Crozier served in the US Air Force using multiple pseudonyms during his operational career while located in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Cuba. He was among the Agency's case officers later handling the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil (DRE), a Cuban exile group supported and funded by the Agency. The primary objective of the DRE was undertaking anti-Castro operations that include propaganda, sabotage, and nearly any illegal operation to reduce the power of the Cuban regime. Crozier was the creator of a spy network given the cryptonym AMPHODARCH operating within the University of Havana.
Clandestine Service File Vol. 2 Personal History Statement
Personnel File Personnel File Summary

OpS Officer George A. Fill

OpS Officer George A. Fill

George A. Fill
He served in United States Army Military Intelligence as a Russian liaison officer and worked in the Central Intelligence Agency's Washington D.C. headquarters. Fill was promoted to operations officer and participated in Turkish, Baltic, and Soviet Branch Division operations. During the latter portion of his career, he served as Chief of a CIA base in Chicago gathering intelligence about immigrants from Soviet areas.  
Biographic Profile

T.S.D. officer Charles E. Flick

T.S.D. officer Charles E. Flick

Charles Ellsworth Flick
Flick was born in South Dakota, educated in California, and eventually was drafted into WWII service. He joined the Agency and subsequently is promoted to operations officer in the Clandestine Service and Western Hemisphere Chief J. C. King described him as "hearty, confident and without a worrisome fiber in his make-up. He will undertake anything." Flick used the pseudonym Arnold F. Areheart when conducting Agency operations and was placed at the Agency's Mexico City station. He was one of the case officers assigned to a huge technical surveillance operation code named Project LIENVOY for over a decade. He "flawlessly" oversaw project security, thirty agents, undertook maintenance of the related technical equipment, and
the project was noted to be the most successful of its kind. The
CIA's leadership considered the project among the best operations
worldwide and Flick was given a significant portion of the
credit by Station Chief Winston Scott due to his proficient
management style. 
Fitness Report   Personnel File   

CIA DDP Agent Daniel Flores

CIA DDP Agent Daniel Flores

Daniel Flores
Flores served in the United States Marines and later became a file clerk for the Central Intelligence Agency. He was promoted to operation officer and using the alias Danilo Freitas he subsequently was noted to have produced one of the most productive sources the CIA had from a challenging sensitive asset. Flores is utilized by the Agency's Directorate of Plans on its Special Affairs Staff and then functioned as an operations instructor for the Operational Training Branch. 
Personal History Statement   Personnel File  

Foreign Agent Jerome Fox

Foreign Agent Jerome Fox

Jerome Fox
Fox was educated at Bard College in New York and majored in economics; he was also later trained in black (Illegal) propaganda methods, skilled in photographic interpretation, and served as a member of the Strategic Intelligence Staff. He was involved with CIA operations interpreting economic and military intelligence acquired in Soviet Bloc, North Vietnamese, Philippines, Indonesian, and Chinese areas. Fox additionally was responsible for the assessment and recruitment of foreign intelligence assets and functioned a liaison officer with some Vietnamese National Police officials in nineteen sixty-six.
Biographic Profile   Personnel File

Case Officer A. Goodpasture

Case Officer A. Goodpasture

Anne Lorene Goodpasture 
She was a nearly constant fixture in the series of evolving intelligence groups in the United States following the outbreak of WWII. Goodpasture served as a secretary in one of the offices under Coordinator of Intelligence William Donovan and later gained employment with the Office of Strategic Services. Goodpasture would subsequently join the revitalized Central Intelligence Group and was a charter member of the CIA. She assisted the Agency's Station Chief Winston Scott in various important operations as a case officer in several Mexico City projects. Goodpasture was among those who handled the original Cuban and Soviet Embassy tapes allegedly containing
calls from Lee Harvey Oswald and she was among those responsible
for the mishandling of the Mexico City Man photographs
feeding public claims that Oswald was impersonated. Goodpasture
was questioned regarding the matter at various times and was of
little help in deciphering the issue and no tape of Oswald has ever
been produced for public review.
Fitness Report   Personnel File

officer William King Harvey

officer William King Harvey

William King Harvey
He was a former reporter, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who became a notable CIA officer, and was involved in various sensitive illegal compartmentalized operations. Among the operations Harvey led were multiple plots to assassinate foreign enemy leaders including his implementation of the Castro assassination plots Phase II and CIA's Staff D group that focused on the penetration of enemy signals intelligence and cryptographic material. In addition, Harvey led the Task Force W group that focused on the overthrow of the Castro regime and his notorious activities such as Project ZRRIFLE link him directly to assassination plots before and after the death of President Kennedy.
Biographic Profile   Personal History Statement  Personnel File   
Security File

CIA officer Calvin W. Hicks

CIA officer Calvin W. Hicks

Calvin Wilson Hicks
Hicks was a Staff Employee of Western Hemisphere Division under military cover and during periods of his operational activity where he administrated a school, provided training and firearms lessons to students, and was a consultant to corporate Agency components while advising military forces. He also was an operations officer that served at CIA Headquarters primarily in the Far East, Middle East, and Western Hemisphere divisions and was imprisoned in China during a portion of his Far East service.
Personnel File   Security File

Staff Employee B. N. Hidalgo

Staff Employee B. N. Hidalgo

Balmes Nieves Hidalgo Jr.
He served as a Colonel in the United States Army infantry during the early nineteen forties and later was a corporate collections agent. Hidalgo's Agency operations included the collection of information, anti-Communist counterintelligence, and he performed some work from the CIA's JMWAVE station in Miami. Hidalgo possessed longstanding connections to multiple people associated with the JFK assassination case and later testified in a formerly classified Executive Session of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) regarding his associations
with public claims about David Atlee Phillips and J. Walton Moore.
Personal History Statement   Security File   Security File 2

Relations Staff Sylvia Hoke

Relations Staff Sylvia Hoke

Sylvia Ludlow Hoke 
Hoke was a Personnel Research Technician Placement and Employee Relations staffer for the United States Air Force and a CIA employee. Her husband John Lindsay Hoke served in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that provided cover for multiple CIA agents and officers including notable anti-Castro officer David S. Morales. She additionally was the sister of Ruth Paine who housed Lee Harvey Oswald's family in Texas and she reported occasional discussions her sister had with Marina Oswald and general information to the CIA. 
Security File

DDP officer Everette Hunt

DDP officer Everette Hunt

Everette Howard Hunt
The Agency employed Hunt to serve as an intelligence officer in 1949 and he transferred to Mexico City station in nineteen fifty. Officials assigned him to Washington D.C. and he was utilized as an operations officer for the Directorate of Plans in nineteen fifty-three. By nineteen fifty-seven, Hunt was at Uruguay station and returned to serve at Agency headquarters in nineteen sixty, except for just over a year he spent as a CIA officer in Spain. Hunt is the subject of speculations and some have claimed he is associated with the assassination of President Kennedy but substantial primary evidence discounts most prior claims.
Hunt served for most of his later CIA career in Washington D.C.
until his retirement in nineteen seventy. His subsequent clandestine
work for the Nixon administration ended with disastrous results
due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal.  
Biographic Profile   Fitness Report   Personnel File   Security File 1   
Security File 2
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Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue
He possessed several valuable relatives in multiple Communist nations including a sister married to a former Cuban Polish Ambassador and one cousin who was a personal aide of Fidel Castro. Related documents state he was a team leader and principal agent on behalf of the CIA's JMWAVE Station in Miami. He served as principal agent for over a dozen black infiltration operations targeting Cuba between nineteen sixty-one and
nineteen sixty-eight and was the target of a failed recruitment attempts by Cuban intelligence. Isalgue was the owner of the
Hogarama Discount store and was noted to have contacts with
multiple businesses in Costa Rica and Venezuela. The Agency
assigned him multiple cryptonyms for operational use, among
his later assignments was a recruitment pitch targeting a Cuban
official during the nineteen seventies.
Clandestine Service File   Personnel File

CIA officer G. Johannides

CIA officer G. Johannides

George Efythron Joannides
Joannides is a figure noted first as merely one of the liaisons representing the CIA's Office of Legal Counsel in the House Select Committee on Assassinations inquiry. He was involved in the procurement of and denial of information sought by investigators in this role but evidence subsequently revealed Joannides to have been a prior Case Officer for the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil (DRE, Student Revolutionary Directorate). This organization was an international CIA funded anti-Castro exile group with offices in Miami and New Orleans. In nineteen sixty-two Joannides served as "Deputy Chief of Branch handling (in absence of Chief) all aspects political action and psychological
warfare and supervising...case officers and clerical personnel...
Case Officer for student project involving political action, propaganda,
intelligence collection, and hemisphere-wide apparatus." Joannides
"maintains contacts with key elements of veteran's type organization
as a developmental project" and he managed a teacher's organization
engaged in radio and media propaganda according to official files.
His prior role directing a key Agency funded exile group was
unknown to official investigators, he suppressed this, and his
knowledge of possibly important related information slipped away.
Fitness Report

Contact & Trainer Sam Kail

Contact & Trainer Sam Kail

Samuel Goodhue Kail
Kail graduated from West Point, served in the Korean War, and was the US Army Attaché stationed at the Havana Embassy from nineteen fifty-eight until nineteen sixty-one; among his duties was gathering military intelligence. In nineteen sixty-two he was transferred to Opa Locka processing center in Miami for interviewing newly arrived Cuban exiles; interestingly other documents reveal multiple people when interviewing various prospective sources of information used Kail's name. The same year he was assigned to the CIA Office of Operations for training Agency personnel and retired from US military intelligence. Kail thought the CIA funded his prior military unit and testified
subsequently to the House Select Committee about these suspicions.              
Contact Division File   Security File

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Thomas John Keenan 
He served as the case officer for a notable surveillance effort associated with the Agency's Mexico City station. Keenan received aid from CIA employee Anne Goodpasture to undertake covert intelligence collections targeting Communist embassies in Mexico City. He was noted in one document to be "case officer two of the station's technical support projects, one sensitive double agent case, and has other operational responsibilities."
Fitness Report   Personnel File

Intelligence officer R. Keith

Intelligence officer R. Keith

Robert Malcolm Keith
Keith served in the United States Navy and was educated in military science, chemistry, and engineering at West Point military academy. He attended the Citadel military college and the Agency further trained him in a variety of skills that include study of the Russian and German languages, secret writing, and technical operations. Keith supported Agency Soviet, Indonesian, and Chinese operations and was both an intelligence and operations officer during his career.  
Biographic Profile

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Herman Edward Kimsey
Kimsey was a staff employee in the Technical Services Division who used a media cover to gather intelligence from a variety of public sources for the Agency. He participated in Agency Project BEVISION , later was promoted to Chief of Research and Analysis, and Kimsey eventually became a concern to the Agency when he contacted a CIA source to perform technical analysis of evidence he believed supported a conspiracy killed Martin Luther King. Author Hugh McDonald claimed Kimsey could identify the unknown man in Mexico City featured in President's Commission
Exhibit 237 but the claim emerged after Kimsey was deceased.
Personnel File  Security File

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Henry Preston Lopez
Lopez was a Harvard educated lawyer, politically active, and possessed several connections to Communist groups and leftist organizations that fought against US Congressional actions during the nineteen fifties amid the Red Scare. The Agency gave Lopez an intelligence gathering assignment in nineteen sixty within Cuba as a tourist seeking to invest in local businesses. During one period, Lopez was hired by the CIA to assess the most viable Cuban exile groups for Agency operations.
Following a thorough assessment of the gathered candidate
groups Lopez informed the Agency there was little chance of
unity among the disparate factions. He used the pseudonym
Edward G. Tichborn while serving in Operation AMPATROL while
residing in Mexico City during nineteen sixty-one and worked
as a CIA undercover contract agent who was compensated by
the local CIA Station. In nineteen sixty-six, his wife's serious
illness forced him to leave Mexico and they relocated to New
York City.
Personnel File  Personnel File 3 Security File

CIA agent Grayston L. Lynch

CIA agent Grayston L. Lynch

Grayston Leroy Lynch
He joined the US Army in the nineteen thirties and served in WWII, the Korean War, and in multiple US Special Forces units for decades. He instructed Army officers and later began years of training in guerrilla warfare during nineteen fifty-six and is hired as a career agent for the CIA in nineteen sixty-one. He was trained in several clandestine skills while serving at CIA Headquarters and JMWAVE Station in Miami and reportedly is utilized in further attempts to destabilize Cuba and overthrow of the Castro government. Among the several operations he was involved with directly is the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and Lynch was involved in more than one hundred additional operations
targeting Cuba. During nineteen sxity-seven, he is a supervisor of
a foreign commando group in the Special Operations Branch that
collected intelligence and performed infiltration, exfiltration, sabotage,
and intelligence gathering operations.Officials note due to "...sensitivity
of his duties on behalf of the CIA his periods of foreign service were
not recorded in the usual manner".
Personnel File

Agent James W. McCoRD Jr

Agent James W. McCoRD Jr

James Walter McCord Jr.
He attended the University of Texas and Lincoln Law School in California, served as a former employee of the Department of Justice, and special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The CIA trained him in counterintelligence operations and McCord served as a security investigator for the Agency earning high praise for his various undertakings. He eventually became an officer in the CIA's Office of Security but subsequently faces arrest and prison for participation in the Watergate burglary with multiple other former Agency employees.  
Biographic Profile   Personnel File   Personnel File 2

Agency officer J.W. Moore

Agency officer J.W. Moore

James Walton Moore
Moore served in the US Navy, was a member of the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Group, then joined the CIA and was assigned to its Washington DC Headquarters. He transferred to Special Operations Division for whom he conducted overseas assignments in India, China, and other parts of Asia. Eventually Moore was promoted to the role of intelligence officer and he later managed a small local CIA office within Dallas in nineteen sixty-three. Moore had multiple contacts with George de Mohrenschildt a known associate of Lee Harvey Oswald and de Mohrenschildt claimed they discussed Oswald significantly before the assassination of President Kennedy.
This claim drew unwanted attention to Moore after reporters
and members of the public attempted to link him to the Kennedy
assassination with the name Maurice Bishop.   
Personal History Statement   Personnel File   Security File

JMWAVE Officer D.S. MORALES

JMWAVE Officer D.S. MORALES

David Sanchez Morales
He was born March 30, 1926 and his career prior to the Agency included physical education instruction during the nineteen forties and subsequently he joined the United States Army in nineteen forty-six. Morales during his time in the military simultaneously was studying law, political science, and multiple foreign languages. He left the military according to his Agency biographic profile in nineteen fifty-three and he was an operations officer assigned to Havana Station in Cuba by nineteen fifty-eight. During January of nineteen sixty-three Morales was classified as an operations officer serving as the Deputy Chief of JMWAVE Station in Miami. Official note he
orchestrated and undertook multiple covert and paramilitary
operations across the Americas. Subsequently David Morales
used a position in the Agency for International Development (AID)
for operational cover and some have claimed Morales was involved
multiple political assassinations. Public allegation purport he
privately claimed responsibility for these crimes but no substantial
evidence has been offered to verify them.
Personal History Statement   Personnel File

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George Frederick Munro
Munro served in the United States Army until nineteen forty, attended Stanford Law School, and later joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his Bureau service, he was employed as the FBI Legal Attaché in the US Embassy in Peru. Subsequently Munro was an operations officer for the CIA
during the nineteen sixties and served in the Clandestine Service gathering intelligence while using the pseudonym Jeremy Benedum.  Munro eventually became the Chief of Mexico City station and CIA Liaison Agent to the FBI before he retired to
Mexico City.
Personnel File   

Station chief David E. Murphy

Station chief David E. Murphy

David Edmund Murphy
He joined the CIA in nineteen forty-seven, served in Korea during WWII, and subsequently was promoted to Deputy Chief of Station in Berlin serving under William K. Harvey. Murphy later was the Chief of Soviet Russia Division and he was among the CIA officers who doubted the credentials of  Soviet defector Yuri Nosenko and suppressed information regarding Nosenko's captivity from President's Commission investigators. Eventually despite supporting the activities of James J. Angleton and the Counterintelligence Staff, Murphy himself became a target of the ongoing Agency mole hunt. His reputation was partially tarnished by Angleton's failed attempts and his rise in the
Agency hierarchy was prevented despite being named Chief
of Station in Paris. 
Personnel File   Personnel File 2

KGB defector Yuriy Nosenko

KGB defector Yuriy Nosenko

Yuriy Ivanovich Nosenko
He was a former Russian KGB officer who approached intelligence officials to defect in Geneva, Switzerland. Nosenko would become the nexus of a drama that lasted years within the Central Intelligence Agency pitting Counterintelligence Chief James Angleton, his staff, and the leaders of Soviet Russia Division against other Agency officers over Nosenko's credibility. Due to inconsistent details from some of Nosenko's claims and one prior defector's warning of false defectors, the Angleton faction believed that Nosenko was a false defector and part of a larger Russian conspiracy to deceive Western intelligence groups. Yet many opposed this scenario due to the lack of substantial
proof to support the allegations and Nosenko's information was
suppressed from the US public and most on the President's Commission
investigating the assassination of United States President John F.
Kennedy. As turmoil and internal struggles gripped some in the
Agency, Nosenko himself was sent to a prison style limbo at the CIA's
Camp Peary Isolation facility near Williamsburg, Virginia for nearly five
years. Constrained to a simple diet, sleep deprived, with a thin blanket,
cot, and a single light bulb Nosenko faced endless days of repeated
interrogation. Some years later CIA leaders overruled the Angleton
faction's seeming malign hold over the defector's case and Nosenko
subsequently was released. Following the ordeal he was compensated,
and later became a contract agent for the Agency to perform intelligence
lectures and assessments. However, some modern research and
evidence supports the claims of Nosenko being the false defector
the Angleton faction prior branded him. No matter his ultimate
motivations, related allegations damaged the career of multiple
associated intelligence officers and demonstrated the many
difficulties handling an intelligence defector. Nosenko's story is
a cautionary tale to both defectors and the groups dealing with them.
Misc. Identifier File   Personnel File    

Security Chief J.P. O'Connell

Security Chief J.P. O'Connell

James Patrick O'Connell
O'Connell prior served in the disbanded Office of Strategic Services, the FBI, and subsequently was employed for intelligence case investigations by the CIA. He later became the Desk Chief of Operational Support and recruited Robert Maheu into the Central Intelligence Agency where both men participated in the Castro plots that sought to use the criminal underworld to destroy the Cuban regime. He later became the Deputy Director of the CIA's Office of Security and worked over twenty years for the Agency.
Personnel File   Security File

AGENCY CISIG chief B.D. O'neal

AGENCY CISIG chief B.D. O'neal

Birch Dilworth O'Neal
He was a Department of State and Justice employee, an FBI agent, a member of the Central Intelligence Group, and a lawyer who joined the Agency in nineteen forty-seven. O'Neal reportedly was Station Chief in Guatemala during Operation PBSUCCESS, and was assigned to the Counterintelligence Staff at CIA Headquarters under James J. Angleton. O'Neal eventually led the Counterintelligence Special Investigation Group within the Directorate of Plans and gained the position of Assistant to the Director of Counterintelligence. He retired after over two decades of service to the CIA in nineteen seventy having served in some official cpacity for nearly three decades. 
Personnel File

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Howard McCrea Orr
Orr was a native of Ohio with master's degree in international studies and served in the United States military during World War II. He was utilized as both an intelligence officer and operations officer for the CIA from the nineteen fifties until the middle of the nineteen seventies. His foreign assignments concentrated on intelligence gathering and operations in the Soviet Union, Brazil, and Venezuela. 
Biographic Profile

CIa officer David A. Phillips

CIa officer David A. Phillips

David Atlee Phillips
He served first in the role of foreign agent in nineteen fifties assigned the code name FULMINATOR-1 and he was a key operator for the Agency during nineteen fifty-two in Chile. Phillips supported Agency efforts during the nineteen fifty-four CIA backed overthrow of the democratic government of Guatemala during Operation PBSUCCESS. The operation also included various other CIA employees and officers related to the JFK case including E. Howard Hunt, Anne Goodpasture, and Birch O'Neal. Phillips served as a staff employee, staff agent, and in nineteen fifty-nine, he was a covert agent within Cuba. During nineteen sixty-one, he moved to the Agency's Mexico City station and became
its covert action chief in March of nineteen sixty-three. Phillips
subsequently is promoted to supervising the station's Cuban
foreign intelligence efforts and covert activities in October of
nineteen sixty-three. He transfers from Mexico to become Chief
of Station in the Dominican Republic during nineteen sixty-five and
would eventually return to CIA headquarters to become Chief of
Cuban Operations until nineteen sixty-nine. By nineteen
seventy-three, he became Chief of Western Hemisphere Division
and his career officially ended in nineteen seventy-five as the
Chief of Latin American Division. After his retirement, Phillips
became a vocal defender of the Agency and its prior undertakings.   
Biographic Profile   Fitness Report   Personnel File

Agency employee J. S. Piccolo

Agency employee J. S. Piccolo

Joseph Stefan Piccolo
Piccolo's initially worked as a file clerk at CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C. during nineteen fifty-seven and three years later his Agency superiors grant Piccolo cover status to conceal his government affiliations. He participated in the Agency's mail interception Project HTLINGUAL and the U.S. Air Force's 113th Tactical Wing in nineteen sixty-two and during nineteen sixty-four, Piccolo joined the Agency Junior Officer Training Corps and became a case officer. He subsequently became an operations officer in nineteen sixty-five and served at the CIA's Mexico City station. Piccolo's uncle Joe Paradise was a criminal arrested for violating drug laws by the Bureau of Narcotics that officials later
found deceased with a letter from Piccolo in a pocket of his clothing.
Fitness Report   Personnel File

Branch Chief F.C. Randall

Branch Chief F.C. Randall

Frederick Crawford Randall
Randall is a veteran of World War II and was educated in government, international relations, and he began his time with the CIA in the Office of Special Operations. He served for nearly two decades as multiple officer capacities while conducting operations within Indonesia and from CIA Headquarters. In time, he was promoted to Chief of Branch III Foreign Resources Division and later was made Chief of the Privacy Information Unit in the Directorate of Operations.     
Biographic Profile   Personnel File

SR Base Chief J.G. Richardson

SR Base Chief J.G. Richardson

Jacques Gabriel Richardson
He was employed by the Agency in Japan until nineteen sixty and subsequently transferred to Soviet Russia Division where he became the Chief of North Asia Command's Soviet Base. During the performance of his espionage operations Richardson noticed defector Lee Harvey Oswald and considered recruiting him using the pseudonym Thomas B. Casasin. Simultaneously, Richardson was running a tourist agent within Russia who eventually similar to Oswald married a Soviet national and immigrated with her. In nineteen sixty-two, Richardson transferred to a cover assignment concealed by his new position at Conover-Mast Publications in Europe. During nineteen seventy-four, he is credited as having
constructed a superb cover but was only reasonably proficient
at developing agents.
Personal History Statement
Personnel File   Personnel FIle 2   Personnel File 3 Personnel File 4

CUBAN AGENT E. A. RodRiguez

CUBAN AGENT E. A. RodRiguez

Emilio Americo Rodriguez
He first entered the US in nineteen forty-two, attended Tulane University, and was naturalized in nineteen forty nine. He used his real name in Havana and a pseudonym in the United States while gathering intelligence and conducting Agency operations. Rodriguez was assigned the cryptonym AMIRE-1 and was associated with leading Cuban dissidents who organized resistance organizations that opposed the Castro regime.
Personal History Statement

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Leo Rosenbaum
Rosenbaum served in the US Army during WWII receiving two Purple Hearts and he obtained degrees from multiple universities. Subsequently, he became a civilian chemist and was later hired by the Central Intelligence Agency as a librarian in nineteen fifty-one. In his role at the Agency, Rosenbaum was a document analyst and trained in secret writing, lock picking, surveillance, and participated in Latvian and Soviet Branch operations from CIA Headquarters.
Biographic Profile

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Adrian Fisher Sherman Jr.
He served in the US Army during WWII and subsequently was recruited for military intelligence during the nineteen forties while the Department of the Air Force employed his wife. During nineteen fifty-two until nineteen fifty-four, he served at Clark Air Force Base and drew the attention of the Agency. Sherman, reportedly was an expert with pistols and rifles, was assigned to the Agency as an intelligence officer while simultaneously holding rank in the military and feasibly later using State Department cover. When he left the military, he worked for Pan
American Airlines for over a decade and later was hired as an
investigator by the Attorney General's of Florida. Among Sherman's
later missing personal effects reportedly were plans to assassinate
Fidel Castro.  
Personal History Statement

CIa employee Richard Snyder

CIa employee Richard Snyder

Richard Edward Snyder
He attended Yale University, served in the military during WWII, and began working as an independent contractor for the Agency in the nineteen forties. Eventually Snyder became the Second Secretary at the US Embassy and worked for several years using the State Department to conceal his intelligence gathering. Subsequently he encountered and spoke with Lee Harvey Oswald following the former Marine's defection to Russia. Yet Snyder never processed Oswald's request purportedly due to his strange demeanor and youth, additionally he represents just one of several Agency connected people who crossed paths with Oswald prior to his officially alleged later role in the Kennedy
assassination.   
Security File   Personnel File

CIA CI Staff Chief H. Swenson

CIA CI Staff Chief H. Swenson

Harold Francis Swenson
Swenson was responsible for supervising the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters Counterintelligence Staff in nineteen sixty-four and the following year he assumed a State Department cover. Among his specific duties were the spotting, recruitment, and handling of Cuban agents. His superiors lauded his proficiency in handling several resident agents in Cuba from his European post and his wife Mildred worked for the State Department, the Agency for International Development, and she possessed Top Secret clearance. Swenson worked for the Agency for twenty years and was a skilled operator among the Agency's counterintelligence officers.
Fitness Report   Personal History Statement   Personnel File

translator Anna Tarasoff

translator Anna Tarasoff

Anna Adamoviez Tarasoff
She was hired as a clerk employee for the Mexico City station and was tasked with the transcription and translation of intelligence material. Mrs. Tarasoff was married to Boris Tarasoff and the couple worked in concert for the CIA in Mexico City supporting its surveillance and intelligence processing operations. She is among the people who are related to often misrepresented and speculative evidence officials attempted to use during later government investigations. Investigating officials purported that Lee Harvey Oswald made several visits to Communist allied embassy compounds in Mexico City and met with a Soviet espionage agent based on reports the Tarasoffs
provided. Some of Anna's later statements call into question the
official claims that Oswald made every appearance cited in the
President's Commission Report.     
Personal History Statement   Personnel File   Personnel File 2

CIA Translator B. Tarasoff

CIA Translator B. Tarasoff

Boris Dmitri Tarasoff
Tarasoff was a Russian born immigrant who journeyed to the United States and later became a citizen. The CIA subsequently hires Tarasoff to aid in transcribing and translating some Agency surveillance traffic from Communist aligned embassies and other specified targets for Mexico City station. He was associated with having translated questionable evidence officials used to allege Lee Harvey Oswald appeared at the Soviet and Cuban Embassy compounds. Additionally, the CIA's Mexico City station employed Tarasoff's wife Anna in a similar transcribing role where she too was associated with the contending related evidence.
Fitness Report   Personal History Statement   Personnel File   

T.F.W. agent S.C.G. Guy Vitale

T.F.W. agent S.C.G. Guy Vitale

Salvatore Cresenzio Gaetano Guy Vitale
He was a covert intelligence agent in the Department of Defense who eventually served in the United States Army Joint Operations Group at the Pentagon. Over the course of his intelligence career with the Agency, Vitale was an intelligence assistant, operations officer, and was a member of Task Force W where he focused on plots to overthrow the Cuban government. The Central Intelligence Agency employed him for over twenty-six years and Vitale received a retirement commendation from prior Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms. 
Personal History Statement   Personnel File

Ops Officer G. Von Bretzel

Ops Officer G. Von Bretzel

George James Von Bretzel
Von Bretzel served in the American military and later married a Russian native adopted by United States Navy Admiral Newton McCully. In nineteen fifty he received training in the Russian language from the CIA, later the US Navy subsequently employed Von Brutzel and his wife during their residence in Japan and Europe. He was an operations officer, intelligence officer, and during nineteen sixty-eight was utilized as a CIA instructor in Washington D.C. at headquarters.
Biographic Profile    

Intel. officer E. l. Walter

Intel. officer E. l. Walter

Eugene LeRoy Walter Jr. 
He was born in the Virgin Islands, joined the US Navy during the nineteen forties, was trained as a pilot and eventually is promoted to Commander of the US Navy Medical Service Corps. Walter is a military scientist with training in preventive medicine, microbiology, biochemistry, pathology, and biological warfare. He is a member of various United States government organizations during his career including the CIA and served as an intelligence officer within the Directorate of Science and Technology during nineteen sixty-nine.             
Biographic Profile

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Robert Prentiss Wheeler
Wheeler is educated in political science at the University of California, served in the United States Navy during part of WWII, and later was employed as an intelligence specialist. The Agency trained him in clandestine writing techniques, secret writing, operations, and he served as both a foreign intelligence and operations officer. Additionally, Wheeler trained agents, improved Agency covert action development, and further received a commendation for developing Far East intelligence
elements. He became a Chief of Station in Honolulu during nineteen
sixty-five and ended serving under non official cover in the nineteen
seventies. 
Biographic Profile   Personnel File

CI Staff Agent LEE H. Wigren

CI Staff Agent LEE H. Wigren

Lee Hobart Wigren 
He graduated from Yale University, became a Counterintelligence Staff employee in nineteen fifty-one, and later served in the Agency's Research Branch during the President's Commission investigation. In nineteen sixty-four, The Agency's Soviet Russia Division Chief directs Wigren to utilize the Counterintelligence Staff for composing and sending questions to the "...Commission for relay to the Soviet Government." Wigren supervised research done by the Agency regarding Lee Harvey Oswald in Russia to support investigative efforts but these inquiries overlooked some contending details and Agency operations during the same period. He subsequently trained agents, lectured, and administrated
multiple studies to assist filed operations against Soviet intelligence.
He served on multiple public commissions during his official tenure
and eventually retired after serving in the CIA for thirty years.
Fitness Report   Personnel File

Finance clerk JAmes Wilcott

Finance clerk JAmes Wilcott

James Bernard Wilcott
The Agency employed Wilcott to serve as Fiscal Account Clerk to record operational expenses and manage paperwork generated by related transactions. Wilcott alleged later to Congressional investigators that he observed references in paperwork and heard rumors about Lee Harvey Oswald being a CIA informant or agent. Despite Wilcott's allegations gaining support in some of the public, he never produced the required corroborating evidence to prove his claims and eventually later evidence challenged them. 
Personnel File   Security File

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Earl Jay Williamson
He attended Loyola College, joined the United States Army during WWII, was assigned to the US Embassy in Havana under State Department cover during regime of Fulgencio Batista, while in Cuba he became CIA Deputy Chief of Station, and married the niece of a local sugar magnate. Williamson later served as Deputy Chief of Station in the capital of Spain and used the cryptonym QUSWIFT-1 during Agency negotiations with Cuban exile leader and likely double agent Rolando Cubela Secades (AMLASH-1). He additionally was selected to lead the Foreign
Intelligence Branch, and later the Station Chief of San Jose, a city
in Costa Rica. However, Williamson's controversial term of service
ended with his recall due to public accusations of American plots
to overthrow the reigning government of President Jose Figueres
Ferrer. While no definitive evidence was produced in the matter,
the several verifiable other simultaneous clandestine plots to remove
opposing foreign leaders active near this period makes suspicions
plausible. Despite this controversy, Williamson retired with multiple
service awards and commendations in nineteen seventy-two after
over twenty years of employment.
Misc. OLC Document   Personnel File   Personnel File 2

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James Sauvie Woods
Woods served in the US Army, was a Treasury Department employee, and began his career at the Agency in the role of file clerk. He was performing foreign intelligence analysis two years later in Atsugi airbase in Japan and subsequently became an operations officer the next year and  he also undertook records management analysis and records administration at CIA Headquarters and in Vietnam. Woods concluded most of his final years of Agency employment in the Office of Records Administration
at CIA headquarters and served most of his career under the
Directorate of Plans. 
Biographic Profile   Personnel File 

TSD officer R.M. Zambernardi

TSD officer R.M. Zambernardi

Robert M. Zambernardi
He became an employee of the Photographic Support Branch in the Directorate of Plans during nineteen fifty-eight. Officials note Zambernardi's rapid development of quality photography while being trained without any prior experience and he subsequently joins the Technical Services Division to specialize in clandestine photography. He later is promoted to the role of Technical Aids intelligence officer and by nineteen sixty Zambernardi was assigned to Mexico City under Station Chief Winston Scott. During his assignment to Mexico City, Zambernardi deployed agents, conducted photographic surveillance, and used base houses for the operational development of intelligence largely
targeting the Russian and multiple other Soviet aligned embassies.  
Fitness Report    Personnel File   

Research by: C.A.A. Savastano