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Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Deputy Executive Director
Appointed by Barack Obama
Incumbent Avril D. Haines
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The Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (DD/CIA) is a senior United States government official in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The DD/CIA assists the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) and is authorized to exercise the powers of the D/CIA when the Director's position is vacant or in the Director's absence or disability.

The functions of this position were served by the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (DDCI) until that position was abolished under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The position of DD/CIA was created administratively by then-D/CIA Porter Goss and is awaiting statutory approval from the U.S. Congress.

The first DDCI was Kingman Douglass, appointed by the Director of Central Intelligence (now the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency) in 1946. In April 1953, Congress amended the National Security Act of 1947 to allow the President of the United States to appoint the DDCI (with U.S. Senate confirmation). The amendment stipulated that the Director and Deputy Director positions could not be simultaneously filled by military officers.

Under current law, the Deputy Director is appointed by the D/CIA and is not required to be confirmed by the United States Senate. The current Deputy Director is the former White House lawyer Avril Haines.

List of Deputy Directors of Central Intelligence (in chronological order)Edit

Deputy Director Tenure President(s) served under
Position preceded the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
Kingman Douglass March 2, 1946 - July 11, 1946 Harry S. Truman
Vacant July 11, 1946 - January 20, 1947
Edwin Kennedy Wright January 20, 1947 - March 9, 1949
Vacant March 10, 1949 - October 7, 1950
William H. Jackson October 7, 1950 - August 3, 1951
Allen w dulles Allen W. Dulles August 23, 1951 - February 26, 1953 Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Charles p cabell Gen Charles P. Cabell, USAF April 23, 1953 - January 31, 1962 Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Marshall S. Carter LTG Marshall S. Carter, USA April 3, 1962 - April 28, 1965 John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard M Helms Richard M. Helms April 28, 1965 - June 30, 1966 Lyndon B. Johnson
VADM Rufus Lackland Taylor, USN October 13, 1966 - February 1, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard M. Nixon
Robert E. Cushman Gen Robert E. Cushman, Jr., USMC May 7, 1969 - December 31, 1971 Richard M. Nixon
Vernon A Walters 02 GEN Vernon A. Walters, USA May 2, 1972 - July 2, 1976 Richard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
70px E. Henry Knoche July 7, 1976 - August 1, 1977 Gerald R. Ford
Jimmy Carter
John Francis Blake August 1977 - February 1978 Jimmy Carter
Frank Carlucci official portrait Frank C. Carlucci February 10, 1978 - February 5, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, official CIA photo, 1983 ADM Bobby R. Inman, USN February 12, 1981 - June 10, 1982 Ronald Reagan
John N. McMahon June 10, 1982 - March 29, 1986
Robert Gates CIA photo Robert M. Gates April 18, 1986 - March 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
Richard J. Kerr March 20, 1989 - March 2, 1992 George H.W. Bush
Vice Admiral William Studeman (NSA), 1988 ADM William O. Studeman, USN April 9, 1992 - July 3, 1995 George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton
George Tenet portrait headshot George J. Tenet July 3, 1995 - July 11, 1997 Bill Clinton
John A Gordon Gen John A. Gordon, USAF October 31, 1997 - June 29, 2000
John Edward McLaughlin speaking on May 28, 2004 John E. McLaughlin October 19, 2000 - November 12, 2004 Bill Clinton
George W. bush
"Deputy Director of Central Intelligence" position replaced by Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.
Position succeeded the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
Vacant November 2004 - July 2005 George W. Bush
Albert Calland, official Navy photo portrait VADM Albert M. Calland, USN July 15, 2005 - July 23, 2006
Kappes Stephen R. Kappes July 24, 2006 - May 5, 2010 George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Michael Morell, December 2012 Michael J. Morell May 7, 2010 - August 9, 2013 (planned) Barack Obama
Avril Haines August 9, 2013 - Incumbent Barack Obama


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