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1982: Future WMD Chief Joins CIA

West Point graduate Rolf Mowatt-Larssen joins the CIA. He will go on to hold a number of senior positions at the agency, including deputy associate director of central intelligence for military support, chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Department, Counterterrorism Center, and finally chief of the Europe division in the directorate of operations. His overseas assignments will include Moscow, Stockholm, Athens, Zurich, and Oslo. Mowatt-Larssen will also receive a number of awards, including the CIA Director’s Award, Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, Commendation Medal, and Secretary of Defense Civilian Distinguished Service Medal. [US Department of Energy, 12/2/2008]

Entity Tags: Central Intelligence Agency, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen

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Eric Pound is appointed chief of the CIA’s station in Athens, Greece. He will be in the position during the Olympic Games this year. [Los Angeles Times, 2/17/2008]

Entity Tags: Central Intelligence Agency, Eric Pound

Timeline Tags: Misc Entries

Eric Pound is appointed head of the CIA’s external operations and cover division. Pound is a veteran officer who was CIA station chief in Athens during the 2004 Olympics (see 2004 or Before). [Los Angeles Times, 2/17/2008]

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