Michael Sulick

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Michael Sulick
Michael J. Sulick, former Deputy Director, Clandestine Operations, CIA.jpg
Director of the National Clandestine Service
In office
January 29, 2007 – May 28, 2010
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by Jose Rodriguez
Succeeded by John Bennett
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 68–69)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Fordham University (BA, MA)
City University of New York (PhD)

Michael J. Sulick (born 1948) is an American intelligence officer and served as Director of the U.S. National Clandestine Service from 2007-2010.

Sulick, who grew up in the Bronx, studied Russian language and literature at Fordham University and later earned his Ph.D. from the City University of New York. He also served as a Marine during the Vietnam War.[1]

Sulick joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1980 and has been stationed overseas throughout his career in Asia, Latin America, Poland, and Russia. Sulick served as the Deputy Director of the CIA's clandestine service for a short time under Director Porter J. Goss. He parted ways with the CIA in November 2004 during a management change and leadership turmoil at the agency.

On September 14, 2007 Sulick rejoined the CIA to replace Jose Rodriguez as the head of the clandestine service. Sulick retired in 2010.[2]


  1. ^ Mark Mazzetti (2007-09-15). "Ex-Official Returns to Key Post at the CIA,". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  2. ^ Finn, Peter (2010-07-22). "Retired CIA veteran will return to head clandestine service". Washington Post. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Jose Rodriguez
Director of the National Clandestine Service
Succeeded by
John Bennett