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DCIA Haspel Presented with the 2018 William J. Donovan Award

On Saturday 20 October, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society presented DCIA Haspel with the William J. Donovan Award in recognition of her service to the United States of America. The purpose of the award is to recognize someone who has exemplified the distinguishing features that characterized General Donovan’s lifetime of public service to the United States as a citizen and soldier. Director Haspel is only the second woman and ninth CIA Director to be bestowed with this honor.

In its introduction of Director Haspel, the OSS Society showed a film that honored the impact and influence of women in the OSS, who paved the way for Director Haspel to lead the CIA. In her acceptance speech, the Director highlighted the achievements of America’s intelligence officers, including US efforts in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the operation to track down Usama bin Ladin. In accepting the Donovan Award, the Director acknowledged and thanked the men and women of the CIA who came before her and those who serve today.

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Posted: Oct 29, 2018 11:40 AM
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2018 11:50 AM