The Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (DD/CIA) is a senior United States government official in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The DD/CIA assists the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) and is authorized to exercise the powers of the D/CIA when the Director's position is vacant or in the Director's absence or disability.

The functions of this position were served by the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (DDCI) until that position was abolished under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The position of DD/CIA was created administratively by then-D/CIA Porter Goss and is awaiting statutory approval from the U.S. Congress.

The first DDCI was Kingman Douglass, appointed by the Director of Central Intelligence (now the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency) in 1946. In April 1953, Congress amended the National Security Act of 1947 to allow the President of the United States to appoint the DDCI (with U.S. Senate confirmation). The amendment stipulated that the Director and Deputy Director positions could not be simultaneously filled by military officers.

Under current law, the Deputy Director is appointed by the D/CIA and is not required to be confirmed by the United States Senate. The current Deputy Director is Michael Morell.

List of Deputy Directors of Central Intelligence[edit | edit source]

Name Appointment Date End of Term
Kingman Douglass 1946 March 1946 July
Vacant 1946 July 1947 January
Edwin Kennedy Wright 1947 January 1949 March
Vacant 1949 March 1950 October
William Harding Jackson 1950 October 1951 August
Allen Welsh Dulles 1951 August 1953 February
Gen Charles Pearre Cabell 1953 April 1962 January
LTG Marshall Sylvester Carter 1962 April 1965 April
Richard McGarrah Helms 1965 April 1966 June
Rufus Lackland Taylor 1966 October 1969 February
Gen Robert Everton Cushman, Jr. 1969 May 1971 December
Gen Vernon Anthony Walters 1972 May 1976 July
Enno Henry Knoche 1976 July 1977 August
John Francis Blake 1974 August 1978 February
Frank Charles Carlucci III 1978 February 1981 February
ADM Bobby Ray Inman 1981 February 1982 June
John Norman McMahon 1982 June 1986 March
Robert Michael Gates 1986 April 1989 March
Richard James Kerr 1989 March 1992 March
ADM William Oliver Studeman 1992 April 1995 July
George John Tenet 1995 July 1997 July
Gen John Alexander Gordon 1997 October 2000 June
John Edward McLaughlin 2000 October 2004 November
Vacant 2004 November 2005 July

Note: The office of Deputy Director of Central Intelligence was separated into the offices of Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

List of Deputy Directors of the Central Intelligence Agency[edit | edit source]

Name Appointment Date End of Term
VADM Albert M. Calland 15 July 2005 23 July 2006
Stephen R. Kappes 24 July 2006 05 May 2010
Michael Morell 06 May 2010 Present

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