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In honor of former President George H. W. Bush, our 11th Director of Central Intelligence, we will share 11 of our favorite Director Bush moments over the next 11 days. DCI George H. W. Bush
“I want this job. I want to do it well, and I’m proud to be a part of the CIA.”

DCI Bush swearing-in, 1976.
Each president since the formation of CIA has written a note of thanks to the men and women of the Agency. In his letter, President Bush wrote: “To the CIA, an indispensable agency -- especially the men and women who serve with dedication and distinction.” Letter from President Bush
A bust of former Director of Central Intelligence and President George Herbert Walker Bush resides at the top of the steps in the Original Headquarters Building main lobby. This week, CIA officers laid flowers and flags at its base. Flowers and flags at base of George H. W. Bush bust
On April 26, 1999, thousands of Agency employees, senior officials, numerous former DCIs, family members and friends joined former President George H. W. Bush and then-DCI George Tenet in designating the Headquarters compound as the George Bush Center for Intelligence. George Bush Center for Intelligence sign with wreath
"'Patriotism is not a frenzied burst of emotion, but rather the quiet & steady dedication of a lifetime.' To me, this sums up CIA: Duty, Honor, Country. This timeless creative service motivates those who serve at Langley." George H. W. Bush standing on CIA seal
On September 18, 2007, former DCI Bush joined then-DCI Hayden for a special ceremony to mark the Agency's 60th anniversary. #Remembering41 Michael Hayden and George H. W. Bush cutting a cake
In 2016, CIA welcomed back former DCI Bush to Agency headquarters to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his swearing in and introduce the George H. W. Bush Intelligence Officer Award for intelligence excellence. George H. W. Bush with microphone
“The men and women [of CIA] made a lasting and profound impact on me…they never get the full recognition they deserve, but it did this 91-year-old heart good today to try to express to them the thanks [they] are surely due." #Remembering41
George H.W. Bush was the only producer, as DCI, and consumer, as President, of intelligence in a single career. The respect and admiration that still exists 40 years after Bush’s short tenure as DCI speaks volumes about the legacy he left at CIA…
Though we grieve the loss of a remarkable man and leader, we are honored to have had the privilege to serve under his leadership. #Remembering41 DCIs and soldier in rotunda
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