Are You An Eagle?

In 2004, by Presidential Order, the Central Intelligence Agency absorbed responsibility for all of the Human Intelligence (HUMINT) operations. This absorption gave the CIA control over portions of the Department of Defense (DOD) that are responsible for conducting these HUMINT operations. This new control was organized under the CIA’s office of National Clandestine Services (NCS). Much of the organizational structure and operational activities of the NCS remains highly classified.

After the absorption of the DOD capabilities and the expansion of the responsibilities that the NCS was now responsible for the CIA has found itself in a growth mode. As with any organization, growth is generally a good thing, but it does come with inherent difficulties. The difficulty the NCS has is finding the right people to fill their ranks. The nature of the job, the mission and the lifestyle, means that the job isn’t suited for everyone and not everyone is suited for the mission.

There is an often quoted leadership analogy that essentially says that there are two types of people- ducks and eagles. Eagles soar and ducks quack. Ross Perot once said, “Eagles don’t flock, you have to find them one at a time.”  Eagles are leaders who soar above the earth looking to make a difference. Eagles aren’t content with sitting in a pond quacking away. The NCS is looking for eagles.

Our country is symbolized by the majestic bald eagle and our freedoms and liberties as Americans are embodied by the men and women who serve this great nation. You’ve already proven that you’re an eagle. You have the dust in your boots and grit in your eye that speaks to your level of determination to accomplish the mission. You’ve left your homes, neighborhoods and hometowns to fly with the eagles once before. Now you’ve got the opportunity to again be the eagle.

The NCS is looking for those of you who have already proven your commitment to the United States and to her values and citizens. The leaders in the office of the National Clandestine Services want not just the eagle, but the veteran eagle to join them in their mission. They want the eagle who is a little bit wiser and knowledgeable of different terrains they scan.

If you’re ready to take to the skies with the office of the National Clandestine Services then please follow this link below.

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