- "Our job at the CIA is to identify and contain any dangers to it."
- ―William Rawlins
The Central Intelligence Agency is a major United States intelligence service specializing in foreign operations.
Intelligence for the United States
Nick Fury joined the ranks of the agency and, during the Cold War, he was sent on a mission in Budapest. When he discovered that Agent Escobar is a traitor, Fury's Russian friend Verliecki left a fake CIA identification card with Fury's name and Escobar's image near the unconscious Escobar for the Soviet police to find.
In 1992, CIA recruited William Rawlins as a field operative where he swiftly moved through the ranks as the CIA Chief Special Agent. In 2001 - 2004 he supervised CIA missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Uruguay.
CIA, alongide with the FBI cooperated with Strategic Operations Command Center in order to track down and apprehend Bruce Banner. SOCC was informed that Banner most likely hides in Brazil and Thaddeus Ross requested the CIA to monitor the Pingo Doce Bottling Plant while he planned an operation to take Banner.
In the wake of HYDRA Uprising, former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter was recruited by the CIA. After the training in Langley, CIA stationed Carter in Joint Counter Terrorist Centre in Berlin under the commands of Agent Everett Ross.
Jemma Simmons' Disguise
With Major Ray Schoonover's help Chief Special Agent William Rawlins strated the Operation Cerberus, a covert military operation aimed at eliminating terrorists funded by heroin sales and unsanctioned by United States Congress. After the end of the operation, Rawlins returned to the United States and was promoted to the Director of Covert Operations.
Questioning Maria Hill
Rosalind Price's Past
Trapping Ulysses Klaue
Using a Vibranium recovered after the Battle of Sokovia, CIA managed to track down Ulysses Klaue, notorious black-market dealer. Everett Ross contacted with Klaue and arranged a deal, posing himself as a buyer who wanted to purchase a Vibranium artifact. The CIA sent team of agents led by Ross to Busan, South Korea as they waited Klaue in Jagalchi Market Casino. However, plan went wrong as Klaue and his men fought Black Panther, Nakia and Okoye who wanted Klaue as well.
After a car chase the CIA arrested Klaue who was defeated by T'Challa. Klaue was placed in a CIA South Korean Black Site where he was interrogated by Ross. However, black site was assaulted by Erik Killmonger who shot Ross and freed Klaue.
Deputy Director's Offer
- "I don't know a single operative with any years under their belt who hasn't had to do something that gave them nightmares. But we endure those nightmares embrace them, even so that the rest of America can sleep peacefully. That's why you're here. My name is William Rawlins. Welcome to the CIA."
- ―William Rawlins
In the CIA Headquarters in Virginia, William Rawlins gave a speech to the newest recruits of the organization in which he introduced himself and welcomed all of the recruits into the CIA. For long service to the agency, Rawlins was presented with a medal, given to him by Deputy Director Marion James. She reminded Rawlins that he did not get to keep the medal due to the secrecy of their organization but he could have their admiration.
Rawlins visited James in her office and he noted that he had heard a rumour that she would soon be leaving her current position to become Director of the CIA, as the previous Director was now heading for a career in the United States Congress. Rawlins noted it was about time she had the job offer before James invited Rawlins to come on board as her new deputy director when she took the job.
Marion James came to New York City where they went to deal with the New York City Police Department's Commissioner's son who had turned out to be a skilled hacker who would be recruited into the CIA in exchange for not going to prison. She met William Rawlins who said that Frank Castle had become a problem for agency, noting that Castle had information that could cause harm to the CIA. Rawlins explained he needed access to the CIA electronic surveillance apparatus in New York to track down Castle. Rawlins was accused of trying to get James to sanction a Castle's murder, to which Rawlins argued that he was a terrorist, until James finally reluctantly agreed.
- "Bill Rawlins is a highly-decorated agent. But I I'll look into it. Of course I will. And if there's anything, you'll be the first to know."
"Well, this is a Homeland Security investigation."
"Well, I'm not sure what jurisdiction Homeland Security has over CIA agents' conduct on foreign soil, Agent Madani. And Rafi can tell you, we generally clean our own dirty laundry."
- ―Marion James and Dinah Madani
Later, James contacted by Operations Director of Homeland Security and her friend Rafael Hernandez who asked her to come to the Homeland Security Headquarters where she was introduced to SAC Dinah Madani. Hernandez informed James that Homeland had evidence that one of her agents ran an illegal assassination program funded by heroin sales in Kandahar, with Madani noting that Ahmad Zubair was assassinated when he had discovered the truth about the operation. Hernandez confirmed that William Rawlins was the prime suspect and James denied all knowledge of his illegal actions, noting that Homeland did not have jurisdiction over CIA agents' conduct on foreign soil. James noted that scandal had to the potential to put the United States' foreign policy back by ten years at least.
Following death of William Rawlins and arrest of Billy Russo, James met with Madani and Castle in the hosptial. She informed Castle that CIA had redirected the narrative of recent events to ensure that Russo and Lewis Wilson were the only suspects, his DNA had been wiped from the system, allowing him to begin a new life without fear of being hunted and thanked him to his actions.
|Marion James||Deputy Director||Active|
|William Rawlins||Director of Covert Operations||Deceased|
|Appearances for CIA|
In chronological order:
- In the promotional S.H.I.E.L.D. files for The Avengers, it is said that Phil Coulson worked for the CIA before joining S.H.I.E.L.D. However, that information contradicts the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode Turn, Turn, Turn where Coulson says that he joined S.H.I.E.L.D. right after high school.
- ↑ Nick Fury: Spies Like Us
- ↑ The Punisher: 1.08: Cold Steel
- ↑ Iron Man
- ↑ The Incredible Hulk
- ↑ Iron Man 3
- ↑ Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- ↑ Captain America: Civil War
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.19: The Only Light in the Darkness
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.18: Providence
- ↑ The Punisher: 1.03: Kandahar
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.20: Nothing Personal
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.01: Laws of Nature
- ↑ Black Panther
- ↑ The Punisher: 1.05: Gunner
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 The Punisher: 1.11: Danger Close
- ↑ The Punisher: 1.13: Memento Mori