Richard James Kerr (born October 4, 1935) was deputy director of the C.I.A. from 1991-1992.

He was born on Fort Smith, Arkansas. Kerr had a 32 year career with the CIA which included involvement in the retaliatory bombing raids against Libya in 1986[1] and culminated with key roles in managing U.S. intelligence related to the near nuclear stand-off between India and Pakistan in 1990[2] and the attempted coup against Boris Yeltsin in August, 1991.[3]

In 1991, Kerr was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President George H. W. Bush.[4]

From 1996 to 2002, "Dick" Kerr also served on the Board of Directors for the Aegis Research Corporation of Rosslyn and later Falls Church, Virginia.[5] He continues to serve on corporate boards and is a compliance observer of the 1998 Belfast Agreement.

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  1. Prados, John, President's Secret Wars, CIA and Pentagon Covert Operations from World War II through IRANSCAM, New York, Quill, 1986, 385.
  2. Andrew, Christopher, For the President's Eyes Only, Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush, New York: HarperCollins Publishing, 1995, 516.
  3. Andrew, Christopher, For the President's Eyes Only, Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush, New York: HarperCollins Publishing, 1995, 530.
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  5. Billigmeier, Scott & Glabus, Ed, From World War II to Desert Storm, Perspectives on Military Intelligence, Officer Review magazine, June 1998, 2-5.

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