For Immediate Release: March 27, 2023

Statement by CIA Director William J. Burns on the Passing of Vaughn Bishop

CIA mourns the passing of former Deputy Director Vaughn Bishop. Vaughn personified what it means to be a CIA officer during his long and storied career. He cared deeply about the CIA and even more so about the women and men who serve in it. He inspired countless officers and was known for his always approachable demeanor, good humor, and willingness to listen to and learn from others—from the most junior officer to the most senior. Our Agency and our country have lost a true patriot. He will be deeply missed and always remembered.

--William J. Burns, D/CIA and David S. Cohen, DD/CIA--