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Brian Kelley (CIA officer)

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Nationality  American
Occupation  CIA agent

Name  Brian Kelley
Role  Special agent
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Born  January 8, 1943 (1943-01-08) Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Died  September 19, 2011, Vienna, Austria

Brian Kelley (January 8, 1943 – September 19, 2011) was an American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent. Kelley received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal for his service.


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Early life

Kelley was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. He earned degrees in political science from Saint Michael's College and East Asian studies from Florida State University.


After university he joined the United States Air Force and worked in its Office of Special Investigations. After leaving the Air Force he joined the CIA.

In the late 1990s, Kelley was falsely accused of spying against the United States for the KGB and its successor the SVR. For about a year Kelley was suspended with pay while he was under investigation. Due to information from a Russian informant, investigation on the same spy case was re-focused on FBI agent Robert Hanssen who was later apprehended and convicted of spying against the United States. Kelley was later exonerated.

After full reinstatement, Kelley educated personnel in various government agencies on professional counterintelligence. He retired from the CIA in 2007 and worked for the private contractor Abraxas Corporation and continued to teach counterintelligence. He also taught counterintelligence at The Institute of World Politics.


Kelley died on September 19, 2011 at his home in Vienna, Virginia.


Brian Kelley (CIA officer) Wikipedia

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