Frank Archibald brings to Crumpton Group’s clients decades of experience around the world and boundless creativity. He retired from the CIA in January 2015, after more than 30 years of service in positions of increasing responsibility abroad and at CIA Headquarters. His career culminated in service as the director of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) — leading all CIA operations worldwide.
As director of NCS, Mr. Archibald partnered with the director of CIA (DCIA) in developing and leading strategy for the agency and advised senior U.S. policymakers. He led thousands of officers in several hundred locations worldwide in clandestine intelligence collection, covert action and collaboration with foreign partners. He managed a budget of several billion dollars. During his tenure, he placed special emphasis on interagency teamwork, leadership and workforce development.
At the CIA, Mr. Archibald also served as chief of the Latin America Division, leading operations in South and Central America. He was the DCIA’s representative to the president’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, at the State Department. He was previously the deputy director for community human intelligence, spearheading coordination with the larger intelligence community, with a special focus on operational synchronization and training.