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Directors of Central Intelligence

The Office of United States Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was the head of the American Central Intelligence Agency from 1946 to 2005, acting as the principal intelligence advisor to the U.S. President and the National Security Council, as well as the coordinator of intelligence activities among and between the various U.S. intelligence agencies (collectively known as the Intelligence Community from 1981 onwards).

The office existed from January 1946 to April 21, 2005, and was replaced on that day by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) as head of the Intelligence Community and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) as head of the CIA.

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List of Directors of Central Intelligence

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List of Directors of the Central Intelligence Agency

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  • 1946-1946 : Sidney Souers
  • 1946-1947 : Hoyt Vandenberg
  • 1947-1950 : Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter
  • 1950-1953 : Walter Bedell Smith
  • 1953-1961 : Allen W. Dulles
  • 1961-1965 : John McCone
  • 1965-1966 : William Raborn
  • 1966-1973 : Richard M. Helms
  • 1973-1973 : James R. Schlesinger
  • 1973-1976 : William E. Colby
  • 1976-1977 : George H. W. Bush
  • 1977-1981 : Stansfield Turner
  • 1981-1987 : William J. Casey
  • 1987-1991 : William H. Webster
  • 1991-1993 : Robert M. Gates
  • 1993-1995 : R. James Woolsey
  • 1995-1996 : John M. Deutch
  • 1997-2004 : George J. Tenet
  • 2004-2006 : Porter J. Goss
  • 2006-2009 : Michael Hayden
  • 2009-2011 : Leon Panetta
  • 2011-2011 : Michael Morell (Acting)
  • 2011-2012 : David Petraeus
  • 2012-2013 : Michael Morell (Acting)
  • 2013-present : John O. Brennan