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Message from Acting Director Michael Morell

Statement to Employees from Acting Director Michael Morell

November 9, 2012


I know I speak for the men and women of CIA in thanking Director Petraeus for his dedicated service to our Agency and our country.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him as he led this amazing organization, and I admire the drive and focus he brought to the job.  Indeed, the energy he devoted to managing our mission and workforce was second to none.   For applying his extraordinary talent, experience, and leadership to the work of our Agency—and for his heroic service to our nation over the course of nearly four decades in the Army—we owe him an enormous debt of gratitude.

President Obama has asked me once again to serve as Acting Director, and I am deeply honored to do so.  No matter who is at the helm of this Agency, however, it is always you—the remarkable officers of the Central Intelligence Agency—who make this organization the unique, respected, and capable institution it is, one that has well and faithfully served the American people for more than six decades.

Our top priority now is what it always has been—to stay focused on mission and on all the important work we do to keep our country safe.


Michael Morell

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Posted: Nov 09, 2012 05:23 PM
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