CIA Director David H. Petraeus Presents Agency Contributions to "Toys for Tots" Campaign
December 16, 2011
Central Intelligence Agency Director David H. Petraeus yesterday presented the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” campaign with nearly 70 large boxes of toys for local children in need. The presentation was the culmination of the Agency’s annual “Operation Santa Claus” toy drive.
Director Petraeus noted, “Our performance here reflects the generous spirit of service that has long been a hallmark of our Agency. Just as our people work very hard to keep our country safe, they also feel very strongly about helping to improve the lives of their fellow citizens.”
Director Petraeus called attention to one toy—a “secret mission” set for junior spies—highlighting the dedication to mission of the Agency’s generous employees. The CIA’s Associate Director for Military Affairs, Air Force Lieutenant General Kurt Cichowski, and the Agency’s senior Marine, Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Community HUMINT Major General Richard Lake, also participated in the ceremony.
Major Max Stapp, the officer in charge for the Quantico Marines Base local Toys for Tots program, presented Director Petraeus with the US Marine Corps Reserve Commander’s Certificate, recognizing the CIA’s outstanding support to this year’s “Toys for Tots” campaign. Stapp commented that, with an average of 6,000 to 8,000 toys a year, CIA is the largest donor to the local campaign. He added that the contributions speak volumes about the men and women of this Agency and show they serve their country proudly.
The CIA has a long history of support to the effort. This is the Agency’s twelfth year supporting “Toys for Tots” and it has sponsored similar programs for more than four decades.