Mainstream media seems to love when a woman is able to achieve more and succeed higher, accomplish what has never been done before and reach new offices for the first time unless it seems the woman is conservative.
Central Intelligence Agency Director made history in appointing Elizabeth Kimber to serve “as the first woman deputy director for Operations,” Fox News reports.
As is often the case—with Kimber and others who shatter glass ceilings in their respective fields—mainstream media is nearly absent because of their conservative ideology or affiliation with the Trump administration.
Fox News covered the story:
The Directorate of Operations (DO) is the clandestine arm of the CIA responsible for recruiting spies, stealing secrets, and conducting presidentially authorized covert action programs. The DO produces human intelligence (HUMINT), which is the foundation for the CIA’s all-source analysis.
Clandestine officers develop proficiency in foreign languages, learn espionage tradecraft, and deploy overseas, often in harm’s way. Kimber will lead the men and women who, as Director Haspel said in her May 2018 Senate testimony, “are our country’s silent warriors. These dedicated professionals spend much of their careers in difficult, far-flung outposts of the globe, striving to make our fellow Americans more secure at home.”
Unlike almost all of her colleagues in the Directorate of Operations, Kimber is an overt CIA employee. Her well-deserved appointment, which reflects the CIA’s merit-based promotion system, is public knowledge, unlike the clandestine HUMINT collection she will oversee.
The promotion of a woman to lead the Directorate of Operations was indeed long overdue. When Kimber entered on duty at CIA over three decades ago, I’m sure she could hardly have imagined such an opportunity.
As Daily Mail reports, Kimber will be the first woman at the top of the Clandestine post in the 70-year history of the spying agency.
“With nearly 34 years of experience and a proven ability to deliver with impact on CIA’s operational mission, Beth Kimber will be an exceptional leader of our Directorate of Operations,” said Brittany Bramell, the CIA’s director of public affairs, per the report.
It make her one of several females in high-ranking roles during the Trump administration.
Director Gina Haspel is the first woman to head the entire CIA and their principal deputy director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon was rumored to have been a backup for the role if she wasn’t confirmed by the Senate.
According to WSJ, in the next few weeks senior intelligence official Tonya Ugoretz is likely to be named deputy assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division.
Currently the director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, an insider claims Ugoretz – who has worked on the US investigation into Russia possibly meddling in elections – is heading for a promotion.
Amy Hess is the highest-ranking woman working for the FBI after this year landing an executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response and services role.