Ask Molly: Best Thing About Working for CIA

February 22, 2019

@CIA #AskMollyHale What’s your favorite thing about working for the CIA?

~ MaceTheSpaceDog

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Dear MaceTheSpaceDog,

Driving an Aston Martin, of course. Just kidding!

The best thing about working for the CIA is being part of an important mission bigger than yourself, working alongside dedicated and humble Americans who are passionate about protecting our country. You’re part of a team, a family, even if your role is a less traditional one, like “Molly Hale.”

The people who work at the Agency come from a range of backgrounds, and we have almost every job imaginable here. In addition to the jobs you may think of when CIA comes to mind, such as analysts and operations officers, we also have accountants, mediators, doctors, photographers, and even hairdressers. (Yes, even hairdressers! We have disguise artists who must create elaborate and believable disguises for our operations officers overseas, so we employ people who are seamstresses, hairdressers, and makeup artists. Pretty cool, huh?)

That’s one thing about working at CIA that many people don’t realize: Once you become a CIA officer, the opportunities are endless.

~ Molly

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