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  • The Memorial Wall – This wall of 90 stars stands as a silent, simple memorial to those CIA officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
  • The CIA Seal – A hallmark of the Original Headquarters Lobby.
  • The Book of Honor contains 55 names of the 90 intelligence officers honored on the Memorial Wall.
  • Statue of Maj. Gen. William J. Donovan – He was the head of the OSS, the forerunner to the CIA, and is the "Father of Modern American Intelligence Gathering."
  • A close-up of one of the stars.

 

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Although our officers work in the shadows, they’re real people, just like you. At CIA, we have clandestine officers, support officers, analysts and scientists – just to name a few of the many careers here at CIA.

 

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  • New Headquarters Building (NHB), completed March 1991.
  • George Bush Center for Intelligence - CIA Headquarters was renamed for President George Herbert Walker Bush on April 26, 1999.
  • Original Headquarters Building, completed March 1961.
  • CIA developed the highly secret A 12 OXCART as the U-2’s successor. This A-12 is on display at CIA Headquarters; it was the first of the operational fleet to be certified for Mach 3.

 

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To complete its mission, the CIA needs help from experts in many different fields, including languages, science & technology, and economics. The Agency offers a wide variety of career opportunities. There's something for everyone.

 

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  • The Memorial Wall – This wall of 90 stars stands as a silent, simple memorial to those CIA officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice
  • A close-up of one of the stars.
  • The Book of Honor contains 55 names of the 90 intelligence officers honored on the Memorial Wall.
  • George Bush Center for Intelligence - CIA Headquarters was renamed for President George Herbert Walker Bush on April 26, 1999.
  • The verse – "And Ye Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Make You Free," John 8:32 – is carved into the wall in the Original Headquarters Lobby (OHB). It now stands as the Agency motto.

 

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  • Statue of Nathan Hale – Hale spied on the British army during the Revolutionary War. On his first and only mission, he was caught by the British, found guilty of espionage, and executed. Hale was the first American executed for spying on behalf of his country.The statue serves as a constant reminder to CIA employees of the duties and sacrifices of an intelligence officer.
  • On May 24, 2002, Agency officers dedicated the Route 123 Memorial to two fallen colleagues. Lansing Bennett and Frank Darling were shot to death on Jan. 25, 1993, on Route 123 as they waited to turn into CIA Headquarters.
  • The “Bubble” – The Headquarters Auditorium, called the “Bubble” by Agency employees, got its nickname for its bubble- or igloo-like shape.
  • The Memorial Garden – A memorial to all deceased intelligence officers and contractors who served their country.

Posted: May 06, 2007 05:02 PM
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2011 10:51 AM