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CIA taps 34-year agency veteran as first woman to lead its clandestine arm

Dec 07, 2018 - CNN
Board and Executive Moves

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CIA has tapped Beth Kimber to lead its Directorate of Operations, making her the first woman to lead the agency's clandestine arm in its 70-year history.

Kimber, a 34-year veteran of the agency, is currently the assistant director of Europe and Eurasia Mission Center and took on an additional role during CIA director Gina Haspel's transition, serving as acting deputy director of the CIA.

In her new role, Kimber will lead the CIA's efforts to "strengthen nati...