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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.


FEATURED REFERENCES
Biographic Profiles: Internal documents that offer detailed summaries of physical characteristics, service dates, and personal contacts.
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. 
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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Tennant Harrington Bagley
Bagley was 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 1950 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 1950s. His personnel file verifies that in 1961 he used Department of State cover while employed in various Agency capacities. During 1965, 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 1967, Agency officials sent Bagley to Belgium and he served as the Chief of Brussels Station until 1972 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

                   T. h. Bagley

                 T. h. Bagley

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 1965. 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 1973.
Biographic Profile   Personnel File

                  W. V. Broe

                W. V. Broe

Charlotte Louise Bustos-Videla (Zehrung)
She was a CIA Western Hemisphere Division staff employee that married former Argentine Brigadier General Cesar Bustos-Videla. Charlotte was prior trained as an Economist, Statistician, and Stenographer and she later was a foreign intelligence officer and granted a cryptographic clearance in 1974. She was an integral part of multiple Latin American operations and was the "internal troubleshooter" for years while assigned to Mexico City station. 
Personal History Statement   Personnel File

                  C.L. Bustos-Videla

                C.L. Bustos-Videla

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 1970.
Biographic Profile   Personnel File   Security File
 

                   D.L. Christ

                 D.L. Christ

Viola June Cobb 
Cobb 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. She also worked as a CIA double agent in her senior staff role under Fidel Castro and reported to the CIA from Cuba. Cobb also had connections to other people who have made various assertions related to Lee Harvey Oswald's actions in Mexico City. Additionally, she testified before Congress regarding national security in 1962 and further claimed she could prove connections between Oswald and Soviet officials.
Security File

                  V. J. Cobb

                V. J. Cobb

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

                        L.E. Conein

                      L.E. Conein

William John Crawford
Crawford began serving the Agency in the Clerical Branch 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 later is promoted to administration officer and in 1964; he was involved in CIA operations related to Iran, Jordan, and Lebanon. 
Biographic Profile  

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Ross Lester Crozier
Crozier served in the US Air Force while using multiple pseudonyms (false names) 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. 
Personal History Statement   Personnel File

                       R.L. Crozier

                     R.L. Crozier

George A. Fill
He served in United States Army Military Intelligence as a Russian Liaison Officer, worked in the Central Intelligence Agency's Washington D.C. Station and later was an operations officer located at CIA Headquarters. Subsequently Fill undertook Turkish, Baltic, and Soviet Branch Division operations and served as Chief of a CIA base in Chicago, Illinois gathering intelligence about immigrants from Soviet areas.  
Biographic Profile

                        G. A. Fill

                      G. A. Fill

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

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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 gathering and interpreting economic and military intelligence acquired in Soviet Bloc, North Vietnamese, Philippines, Indonesian, and Chinese areas.
Biographic Profile   Personnel File

                            J. Fox

                          J. Fox

Anne Lorene Goodpasture 
She assisted the Agency's Station Chief Winston Scott in various important operations concerning Mexico City station. 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 responsible for feeding public claims that Oswald was impersonated. She was questioned regarding the matter multiple times and was of little help in deciphering the issue and no tape of Oswald has ever been produced for public review. According to some internal Agency files, these tapes were prior mistakenly destroyed but some officials and the public highly doubted the official explanation. Additionally contending accounts and evidence handling failures never explained the diverging stories and claims by multiple connected officials. 
Fitness Report   Personnel File

            A.L. Goodpasture

          A.L. Goodpasture

William King Harvey
He was a former reporter and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who became a notable CIA officer and was involved in various sensitive illegal compartmentalized operations including multiple plots to assassinate foreign enemy leaders. Harvey was directly involved overseeing Phase II of the Castro assassination plots, he led the CIA's Staff D group that concentrated on the penetration of enemy signals intelligence and the penetration of enemy cryptographic material, and he led the Task Force W group that focused on the overthrow of the Castro regime. 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

                     W.K. Harvey

                   W.K. Harvey

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

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Balmes Nieves Hidalgo Jr.
Hidalgo was a CIA staff member who testified in a formerly classified Executive Session of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA). He possessed longstanding connections to multiple people associated with the JFK assassination case and Hidalgo's Agency operations included the collection of information, anti-Communist counterintelligence, and he performed some work from the CIA's JMWAVE station.
Personal History Statement   Security File   Security File 2

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Sylvia Ludlow Hoke 
Hoke was a Personnel Research Technician Placement and Employee Relations staffer for the United States Air Force and a CIA employee. 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

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Everette Howard Hunt
The Agency employed Hunt to serve as an intelligence officer in 1949 and he transferred to Mexico City station in 1950. Officials assigned him to Washington D.C. and he served as an operations officer for the Directorate of Plans in 1953. By 1957, Hunt was at Uruguay station and returned to serve at Agency headquarters in 1960, 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. However, substantial primary evidence discounts such prior claims and assertions seek to link him to matters that no verifiable facts do. Hunt serves for most of his remaining CIA career in Washington D.C. and retired in 1970 and 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   Security File 3   Security File 4

                       E.H. Hunt

                     E.H. Hunt

Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue
He possessed several valuable relatives in multiple Communist nations, including a sister married to a former Cuban Ambassador to Poland 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 1961 and 1968 and was the target of an unsuccessful recruitment pitch 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 1970s. 
Personnel File   Clandestine Service File

George Efythron Joannides
Joannides is a figure noted first as merely a CIA Office of Legal Counsel Liaison to the House Select Committee on Assassinations. 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 1962 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 further "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.
Fitness Report

           G.E. Johannides

         G.E. Johannides

Samuel Goodhue Kail
Kail graduated from West Point, served in the Korean War, and was the US Army Attaché stationed at the US Havana Embassy from June 1958 until 1961; among his duties was gathering military intelligence. He was transferred in 1962 to Opa Locka Processing center in Miami for interviewing newly arrived Cuban exiles. In 1962, Kail was assigned to the CIA Office of Operations for training Agency personnel and assets. He later retired from US military intelligence during 1969 and Kail subsequently testified to the House Select Committee that he believed the CIA funded his prior military unit.   
Contact Division File   Security File

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 Agency employee Anne Goodpasture to undertake covert intelligence collections targeting Communist embassies in Mexico City. Kennan 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

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Robert Malcolm Keith
Keith served in the United States Navy; he 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 and later was promoted to Chief of Research and Analysis and was claimed by author Hugh McDonald to have known the unidentified man in Commission Exhibit 237, however by this time Kimsey was deceased and could not offer a response.  
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 1950s amid the Red Scare. The Agency gave Lopez an intelligence gathering assignment in 1960 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 to for Agency operational use. 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 and Lopez resided in Mexico City during 1961 and worked as a CIA undercover contract agent who was compensated by the local CIA Station. In 1966, his wife's serious illness forced him to leave Mexico and they relocated to New York City. 
Personnel File   Security File

James Walter McCord Jr.
He is a former employee of the Department of Justice and was a former 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. Yet he subsequently faces arrest and prison for participation in the Watergate burglary with his former CIA coworker E. Howard Hunt.  
Biographic Profile   Personnel File

                J.W. McCoRD Jr

              J.W. McCoRD Jr

James Walton Moore
Moore served in the US Navy, was a member of the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Group, and 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 1963. 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

                J.W. Moore

              J.W. Moore

David Sanchez Morales
He was born March 30, 1926 and his career prior to the Agency included physical education instruction during the 1940s and subsequently he joined the United States Army in 1946. Morales during his time in the military simultaneously was studying law, political science, and multiple foreign languages. Morales left the military according to his Agency biographic profile in 1953 and he was an operations officer assigned to Havana Station in Cuba by 1958. During January of 1963 Morales was classified as an operations officer and served as the Deputy Chief of JMWAVE Miami Station. He was noted to have orchestrated and undertaken multiple covert and paramilitary operations across the Americas. Subsequently Morales used a position in the Agency for International Development (AID) for operational cover. Some have claimed Morales was involved multiple assassinations and some in the public later have alleged he privately claimed responsibility for these crimes. 
Personal History Statement

                   D.S. MORALES

                 D.S. MORALES

George Frederick Munro
Munro served in the United States Army until 1940 and later joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Subsequently he worked for the CIA during the 1960s and 1970s using the pseudonym Jeremy Benedum and eventually Munro became the Chief of Mexico City station and CIA Liaison Agent to the FBI before he retired to Mexico City.
Personnel File   

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David Edmund Murphy
He joined the CIA in 1947, served in Korea during WWII, and subsequently was promoted to Deputy Chief of Station in Berlin following WWII serving under William K. Harvey. Murphy 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 agreeing with the mole hunting activities of James J. Angleton and the Counterintelligence Staff, Murphy became a target of the mole hunt. His reputation was partially tarnished by Angleton's failed attempts and he was named Chief of Station in Paris, France. 
Personnel File   Personnel File 2

                        D.E. Murphy

                      D.E. Murphy

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 prior defectors 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. Nosenko's information subsequently is withheld 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. Years later CIA leaders overruled the Angleton faction's malign hold over the defector's case. Nosenko subsequently was released, compensated, and later became a contract agent for the Agency to perform intelligence lectures and assessments. 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.
Personnel File    Miscellaneous Identifier File

                         Y.I. Nosenko

                       Y.I. Nosenko

James Patrick O'Connell
He prior served in the disbanded military Office of Strategic Services and subsequently he became the CIA's Office of Security Chief and recruited Robert Maheu into the Central Intelligence Agency. O'Connell was among those participating in the Castro plots using the criminal underworld and seeking to destroy the Cuban regime.
Personnel File   Security File

                        J.P. O'Connell

                      J.P. O'Connell

Birch Dilworth O'Neal
He was a prior FBI agent, Department of State and Justice employee, a member of the Central Intelligence Group, and a lawyer who joined the Agency in 1947. He 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 1970. 
Personnel File

                        B.D. O'neal

                      B.D. O'neal

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. Orr served as both an intelligence officer and operations officer for the CIA from the 1950s until the middle of the 1970s. His foreign assignments concentrated on intelligence gathering and operations in the Soviet Union, Brazil, and Venezuela. 
Biographic Profile

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David Atlee Phillips
Phillips began employment with the Agency in 1952 as a contract agent in Chile and he was a key operator in the 1954 CIA backed overthrow of the democratically elected Guatemalan government during Operation PBSUCCESS. The operation also included various other CIA employees and officers related to the JFK case including E. Howard Hunt and Anne Goodpasture. Phillips also served as a Staff Employee, Staff Agent, and in 1959, he was a covert agent within Cuba. During 1961, he moved to the Agency's Mexico City station and became its Covert Action Chief in March of 1963. After being a CIA Officer Phillips receives a promotion to supervise the station's Cuban foreign intelligence efforts and covert activities in October of 1963. In 1973 Phillips became Chief of Western Hemisphere Division and his career officially ended in 1975 as the Chief of Latin American Division and overseeing Caribbean operations. After his retirement, Phillips became a vocal defender of the Agency and its prior undertakings. 
Biographic Profile   Fitness Report   Personnel File

                  D.A. Phillips

                D.A. Phillips

Joseph Stefan Piccolo
Piccolo's initial position was file clerk at CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C. during 1957. During 1960, his Agency superiors grant Piccolo cover status to conceal his government affiliations and he participated in the Agency's mail interception Project HTLINGUAL and the U.S. Air Force's 113th Tactical Wing in 1962. In 1964, Piccolo joined the Agency Junior Officer Training Corps and became a case officer and he was subsequently an operations officer in 1965 and served at the CIA's Mexico City station. Piccolo's uncle Joe Paradise was prior arrested for violating drug laws by the Bureau of Narcotics and officials later discover Joe Paradise's body with a letter from Piccolo in a pocket of his clothing.
Fitness Report   Personnel File

                        J. S. Piccolo

                      J. S. Piccolo

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 both intelligence officer and operations officer in the Agency conducting intelligence 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

                          F.C. Randall

                        F.C. Randall

Jacques G. Richardson
He was employed by the Agency in Japan until 1960 and was subsequently transferred to Soviet Russia Division, and became the Chief of North Asia Command's Soviet Base, one of four bases targeting the Soviet Union. During his time performing espionage operations Ricahrdson 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 1962 Richardson transferred to a cover assignment concealed by his new position at Conover-Mast Publications in Europe. During 1974 he is credited as having constructed a superb cover but was only reasonably proficient at developing agents.
Personnel File   Personnel FIle 2   Personnel File 3

                   J.G. Richardson

                 J.G. Richardson

Leo Rosenbaum
Rosenbaum served in the US Army during WWII receiving two Purple Hearts and he obtained degrees from Elmira College and Syracuse University. Subsequently, he became a civilian chemist and was later hired to serve the Central Intelligence Agency as a librarian in 1951. In his role at the Agency, he was a document analyst and trained in secret writing, lock picking, surveillance, and Rosenbaum participated in Latvian and Soviet Branch operations from his position at CIA Headquarters. 
Biographic Profile

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Adrian Fisher Sherman Jr.
Sherman served in US Army during WWII and subsequently was recruited for military intelligence during the 1940s while the Department of the Air Force employed his wife. He was a reportedly expert with pistols and rifles and was assigned to the Agency as an intelligence officer while simultaneously holding rank in the military and feasibly later using State Department cover.  
Personal History Statement

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Richard Edward Snyder
He attended Yale University and began working for the Agency in the 1940s as an independent contractor. 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 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

                     R.E. Snyder

                   R.E. Snyder

Harold Francis Swenson
Swenson was responsible for supervising the Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters Counterintelligence Staff in 1964 and the following year he assumed a State Department cover. Among his specific duties was the spotting, recruitment, and handling of Cuban agents.  Swenson worked for the Agency for twenty years and his superiors lauded his proficiency in handling several resident agents in Cuba from his European post. 
Fitness Report   Personal History Statement   Personnel File

                 H.F. Swenson

               H.F. Swenson

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. Tarasoff was married to Boris Tarasoff and the couple worked in concert at Mexico City station supporting its surveillance and intelligence processing operations. She is among the people who are related to the often misrepresented and speculative evidence officials attempted to use to claim that Oswald made several visits to Communist allied embassy compounds in Mexico City and met with a Soviet espionage agent.   
Personal History Statement   Personnel File   Personnel File 2

                         A.A. Tarasoff

                       A.A. Tarasoff

Boris Dmitri Tarasoff
He 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 from 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 employed Tarasoff's wife Anna at Mexico City station in a similar transcribing role where she too was associated with the contended Oswald related evidence.
Fitness Report   Personnel File   Personal History Statement

                  B.D. Tarasoff

                B.D. Tarasoff

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

                         G. Vitale

                       G. Vitale

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 1950, he received training in the Russian language from the CIA and 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 he later served as a CIA instructor. 
Biographic Profile    

                  G.J. Von Bretzel

                G.J. Von Bretzel

Eugene LeRoy Walter Jr. 
Walter served as a Commander of the US Navy Medical Service Corps and was a military scientist with training in microbiology, biochemistry, pathology, preventive medicine, 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 1969.    
Biographic Profile

                       E.L. Walter Jr.

                     E.L. Walter Jr.

Robert Prentiss Wheeler
Wheeler is educated in political science; served in the United States Navy during part of WWII, and post WWII he was employed as an intelligence specialist. The Agency trained him in clandestine writing techniques and 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. 
Biographic Profile   Personnel File

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Lee H. Wigren 
Wigren was first a Counterintelligence Staff employee in 1951 and he later served in the Agency's Research Branch during the President's Commission investigation. In 1964, 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." The questions focused on multiple aspects of Lee Harvey Oswald and his time in Russia but never addressed the contending details regarding such issues or active Agency operations and assets during the same period.
Fitness Report   Personnel File

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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. 
Personnel File   Security File

                          J.B. Wilcott

                        J.B. Wilcott

James Sauvie Woods
Woods began his employment for the Agency in the role of file clerk and was performing intelligence analysis two years later at Atsugi airbase in Japan. He was assigned to analyze foreign intelligence and became an operations officer by his third year in the Agency.  He also undertook records management analysis and records administration at CIA Headquarters and in Saigon, Vietnam. Woods concluded his final years of Agency employment in the Office of Records Administration and served most of his career under the Directorate of Plans. 
Biographic Profile   Personnel File 

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Robert M. Zambernardi
He became a member of the Photographic Support Branch in the Directorate of Plans during 1958 as a staff employee. Officials note Zambernardi's rapid development of quality photography while being trained without any prior experience and he subsequently joins the Technical Services Division and specializes in clandestine photography. He later is promoted to the role of Technical Aids Intelligence Officer and by 1960 Zambernardi was assigned to Mexico City Station 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 materials via his technical expertise. 
Personnel File   Fitness Report

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Research by: C.A.A. Savastano