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414Approved for Release: 2023/01/20 CO2351936 Nur 2.�.7 Approved for Release: 2023/01/20 CO2351936 Approved for Release: 2023/01/20 CO2351936 *IS SF�T Ss A. Activation of the Office of Special Operations SUMMARY 'NIA DIRECTIVE No. 5 Jul 1046 In a statement of the functions of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), this Directive defines the conduct of organized Federal espionage and counter- espionage outside the United States as a service of com- mon concern: U "4.. Pursuant to paragraph c of the President's letter, the DirePtor of Central Intelligence is hereby directed to perform the following services of common Concern. . . "a. Conduct of all organized Federal espionage and counter-espionage operations outside the United States and its posses- sions for the collection of foreign intel- ligence information required for the national security." Approved for Release: 2023/01/20 CO2351936 Approved for Release: 2023/01/20 CO2351936 N.sie SEC Memorandum of Exec/CIG (Col. Wright) for All CIG Personnel 'Concerned 11 Jul 1046 SUMMARY .This date the Central Intelligence Group (CIO activates the Office of Special Operations '(380). 1. The Office of Special Operations is responsible for performance of functions assigned the DCI in paragraph 4a of NIA Directive No, 5, dated 8 July 1946.' 2. The Office of Special Operations will be organized and operated as directed. by the DCI. . 3. Colonel LOUIS J. FORTIERt USA, is relieyed as Assistant Director and Acting Chief of Operational Services � , and. . . 4. Colonel DONALD H. GALLOWAY, USA, is announced as Assistant Director for Special Operations, . . 5. Captain WILLIAM B. GOGGINSt USNt is assigned as Deputy Assistant Director for Special Operations. . 6. Mr. KINGMAN DOUGLASS . is assigned as "B" Deputy for Special Operations, ADDENDA SSU Orders to: I. S.L.B. Penrose, Acting Chief, FSRO., dated 17 July 1946. Will perform functions of "A" Deputy; Special Oper- ations, CIG, in addition to other. duties. 2. Colonel Knox P. Pruden, Assistant Executive Officer for Administration, dated 23 July 1946. Will perform cer- tain functions in'Office,of the Executive Officer, Special Operations, CIG, in addition to other duties. 3. Mr. dated 12 September 1946. (b)(3) Is appOinted Acting Assistant "A" Deputy, Special Opera- (b)(6) tionsi CIG, effective this date. ' 38 SEC ET Approved for Release: 2023/01/20 CO2351936