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Executive Order 10111--Establishing a seal for the Central Intelligence Agency

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10111 of Feb. 17, 1950, appear at 15 FR 909, 3 CFR, 1949-1953 Comp., p. 302, unless otherwise noted.

WHEREAS section 2 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, approved June 20, 1949, (Public Law 110--81st Congress), provides, in part, that the Director of Central Intelligence shall cause a seal of office to be made for the Central Intelligence Agency of such design as the President shall approve; and

WHEREAS the Director of Central Intelligence has caused to be made and has recommended that I approve a seal of office for the Central Intelligence Agency the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this order, and which is described in heraldic terms as follows:
SHIELD: Argent, a compass rose of sixteen points gules.
CREST: On a wreath argent and gules an American bald eagle's head erased proper.
Below the shield on a gold color scroll the inscription &quotUnited States of America&quot in red letters, and encircling the shield and crest at the top the inscription &quotCentral Intelligence Agency&quot in white letters.
All on a circular blue background with a narrow gold edge;

AND WHEREAS it appears that such seal is of suitable design and is appropriate for establishment as the official seal of the Central Intelligence Agency:

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the said section 2 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, I hereby approve such seal as the official seal of the Central Intelligence Agency.


Editorial note: An illustration of the seal, which was attached to and made a part of Executive Order 10111, is printed in 3 CFR, 1949-1953 Comp., p. 303.


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