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Henry Crumpton -- Department of State
Coordinator for Counterterrorism

Henry A. Crumpton was sworn in as Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State with the rank of Ambassador-at-Large on August 2, 2005. Ambassador Crumpton joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1981 and served as an operations officer both at headquarters and abroad. He has served in several foreign field assignments, two as Chief of Station. In Washington, Ambassador Crumpton held senior management positions, including a one-year assignment at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as Deputy Chief of the International Terrorism Operations Section, 1998-1999. Ambassador Crumpton was also Deputy Chief (Operations) of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center, 1999-2001, and led the CIA’s Afghan campaign, 2001-2002. Ambassador Crumpton served as Chief of National Resources Division from August 2003 until June 2005. Ambassador Crumpton was born in Athens, Georgia. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico and a Masters in International Public Policy, with honors, from John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He is a contributing author to Transforming U.S. Intelligence (2005). He serves as an advisory board member to the Department of Homeland Security's Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a national consortium of universities. Ambassador Crumpton is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Intelligence Commendation Medal, the George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism; the Sherman Kent Award, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the literature of intelligence; the Donovan Award; and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA's highest award for achievement.

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