Memorial Wall Publication
“These stars are testament to our past and our present. To our history and our spirit. To a defining trait of the CIA and the nation it protects: devotion to duty in pursuit of freedom for all.”
—Director George J. Tenet
The men and women of CIA are united by a mission essential to our country. They act as a team, often living overseas and working long hours to help our nation meet difficult security challenges. When an officer dies in the line of duty, it is only fitting that there be a place to remember and pay tribute to that colleague, and friend. For the people of CIA, that is the Memorial Wall. It is dedicated to those we have lost and it is a lasting reminder of their heroism, the risks inherent in the intelligence profession, and our pledge to put service before self. The Wall—and the stories of the people it commemorates—inspire all who carry the mission forward. It affirms our own commitment to the American people.