Michael Morell

Michael Morell
Michael Morell
Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Assumed office
May 6, 2010
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Stephen Kappes
Succeeded by David H. Petraeus
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
July 1, 2011 – September 6, 2011
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Leon Panetta
Succeeded by David Petraeus
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 52–53)
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater University of Akron
Georgetown University

Michael J. Morell (born 1958) was the former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.[Source: CIA] In May 2010, Morell was sworn in as the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, succeeding Stephen Kappes.[1] On July 1, 2011, Morell became the Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. [2]

Morell is a native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.[3] He joined the CIA in 1980. He was chief of the CIA's division on Asia, Pacific and Latin America.[4] Most of his work in the agency was devoted to Asian projects.[3] He also managed the staff that produced the Presidential Daily Briefings for President George W. Bush.[3][4] Morell was most recently as Director for Intelligence, a position he held since 2008. He served as the CIA's first Associate Deputy Director from 2006-2008.


  1. ^ CNN.com: CIA deputy director steps down
  2. ^ https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/leadership/
  3. ^ a b c Dyer, Bob (2006-08-17). "Here's the dossier on new No. 3 guy at the CIA: Cuyahoga Falls native, UA grad says spy agency wasn't part of original career plan.". Akron Beacon Journal. Ohio. 
  4. ^ a b "Biography for Michael Morell". Silobreaker. 2006-07-24. http://beta.silobreaker.com/FactSheetReader.aspx?Item=5_614014976. Retrieved 2007-07-21. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Stephen Kappes
Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Preceded by
Leon Panetta
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Succeeded by
David Petraeus

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