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My CIA: Memories of a Secret Career
by Christopher David Costanzo

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 SERVED IN THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FOR 25 YEARS RETIRING AS A SENIOR OPERATIONS OFFICER IN 1991.

COLLECTED INFORMATION AND MONITORED POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SECURITY DEVELOPMENTS IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, THE NEAR EAST, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA. AT CRITICAL TIMES PRODUCED SITUATION REPORTS AND ANALYSES FOR THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE MONITORING EVENTS IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES. SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE REPORTING ON REGIONAL ECONOMIC AFFAIRS IN EUROPE, PARTICULARLY EAST-WEST ECONOMIC RELATIONS.

HEADED OWN INDEPENDENT OFFICE OVERSEAS ON FOUR OCCASIONS IN THE NEAR EAST, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA WITH INCREASING LEVELS OF RESPONSIBILITY. DURING WASHINGTON ASSIGNMENTS, HEADED REGIONAL BRANCHES AND OPERATIONS GROUPS IN THE NEAR EASTERN AND LATIN AMERICAN AREAS. MONITORED ALL LATIN AMERICAN NARCOTICS MATTERS. OVERSAW BUDGETS UP TO EIGHT FIGURES.

WORKED WITH SEVERAL EUROPEAN, LATIN AMERICAN, AND AFRICAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, AND DEALT ON AN ONGOING BASIS WITH VARIOUS FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS. ENGAGED IN LIAISON WITH VARIOUS UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

CONDUCTED AND SUPERVISED TRAINING OF AMERICAN AND FOREIGN OFFICIALS IN INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES.

DECORATED WITH THE INTELLIGENCE STAR. AWARDED THE INTELLIGENCE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AS WELL AS SEVERAL COMMENDATIONS.