Gina Cheri Haspel (eng. Gina Cheri Haspel) - ex-director of the CIA, US intelligence officer.
Place of Birth. Education. Gina Cheri Haspel was born on October 1, 1956.
Career. In 1985, she joined the Central Intelligence Agency. American intelligence officer.
In 2002, Gina Haspel ran a secret CIA prison in Thailand known as "Cat's Eye", which held terrorists, including al-Qaeda members Abd ar-Rahim al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaida. A report by the Senate Intelligence Commission on CIA Torture indicates that torture was used against suspects while in custody at the prison. The interrogation and torture of the "Cat's Eye" prisoners was recorded on video. In total, more than 92 such recordings were made. In 2005, CIA Deputy Director José Rodriguez ordered the destruction of interrogation footage.
Since 2005, Gina Haspel has headed the headquarters of the CIA Counterterrorism Center. In the memoirs of the former director of this Center, Jose Rodriguez, it is mentioned that Haspel achieved the destruction of video cassettes that contained recordings from a Thai prison.
In 2013, she was appointed head of the National Clandestine Service (NCS). She lost her position due to criticism of her past and the torture of prisoners in Thailand.
On February 2, 2017, Donald Trump appointed Haspel as Michael Pompeo's deputy. Her appointment was then opposed by several members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who asked for a reconsideration of the appointment, pointing out that Gina Haspel was personally involved in unacceptable interrogation methods, and then facilitated the unauthorized destruction of video evidence.
On March 13, 2018, Trump nominated Jean Haspel to be the Director of the CIA. If approved by Congress, Gina Haspel will be the first woman to hold the position.
On May 17, 2018, the US Senate confirmed Haspel as director of the CIA.
January 19, 2023, on the eve of the inauguration of the President-elect of the United States Joe Biden, Gina Haspel announced her resignation director of the CIA.
Awards. For the fight against terror, Gina Haspel was awarded many state awards, including presidential prizes. Haspel is the recipient of the George W. Bush Award for Excellence in Combating Terrorism, the Donovan Award. Received the Intelligence Medal of Merit and the Presidential Rank Award, the highest US civilian service award.