Gina Haspel is an American recent director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). She is the first woman that lead the CIA in its history and the second woman to hold the deputy director’s position. From 1985 to 2017 she has served as CIA officer, Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service, Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action, Chief of Staff for the Director of the National Clandestine Service, the Counterterrorist Center and Chief of Station for several of her assignments.

The early life of Gina Haspel:

The American intelligence officer Gina Haspel Walker popularly known as Gina Haspel was born on October 1, 1956, in Ashland, Kentucky, USA. She has four siblings and her father has served in the U.S. Air Force. She did her high school in the United Kingdom. For three years she studied at the University of Kentucky and then transferred to the University of Louisville for senior year. She graduated with a BA degree in languages and journalism in May 1978.

The career of Gina Haspel:

Haspel started her career since 1980 where she first worked as a civilian library coordinator for a year at Fort Devens in Massachusetts. Haspel started to work as a paralegal after receiving a paralegal certificate from Northeastern University in 1982. In 1985, she joined the CIA and served as a reports officer. From 2001 to 2003, Gina was a Deputy Group Chief,
Counterterrorism Center and from 2004 to 2005 she was Deputy Chief of the National Resources Division. In 2009 and 2011 Haspel served as the CIA’s station Chief in London, United Kingdom, and New York respectively. In 2013, she was named an acting director of the National Clandestine Service but was not appointed to the position permanently because of the criticism about her involvement in Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation program. Haspel was appointed as Deputy Director of the CIA by President Trump on February 2, 2017, and on February 8, 2017. Some member of the Senate intelligence committee urged Trump to reconsider about the appointment of Haspel regarding Deputy Director. President Trump announced to nominate Haspel to be the Director of the CIA on March 13, 2018. On May 17, 2018, she was confirmed as the Director of the CIA which made her the first female director of the CIA. Also, she has officially become the Director of the CIA on May 21, 2018. Beside it, she has received many prestigious awards among which one of the prestigious awards she ever received is the Intelligence Medal of Merit, a Presidential Rank Award and the George H.W. Bush Award for her contributions to counterterrorism.

Personal life of Gina Haspel:

In 1976 Haspel got married to Jeff Haspel who served in the United States Army but got divorced in 1985. She is living in Ashburn, Virginia currently. She is now single and has no any children.

Net Worth of Gina Haspel:

The estimated net worth of Gina Haspel is $800,000.

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