- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Alec T. Monroe, 71, former CIA executive

Alec T. Monroe, a former CIA senior executive, died Feb. 20 of lymphoma in Clifton. He was 71.

Mr. Monroe was born in Menominee, Mich., and raised in Marinette, Wis.

After serving in Germany with the Army Security Agency, Mr. Monroe graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also was a graduate of the Harvard Business School, the Federal Executive Institute and the National War College.

The CIA recruited Mr. Monroe in 1963 as an analyst in support of satellite reconnaissance activities. He entered the CIA’s junior officer’s training program in 1966 and subsequently specialized in administrative work.

Mr. Monroe’s various assignments included chief of recruitment, chief of staffing, chief of travel services and deputy director of personnel for employee benefits and services. He played a key role in the Continuity of Government program of the U.S. intelligence community during the 1980s.

Mr. Monroe traveled extensively throughout the world during his CIA career and retired in 1992 as a member of CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service.

In retirement, Mr. Monroe conducted extensive research on his family history and established contacts with several distant relatives.

He also was active in civic affairs and served for three years as chairman of a group of 50 civic associations in Fairfax County.

Mr. Monroe also served for five years as president of the Little Rocky Run homeowners association, which represented one of the larger developments in Fairfax County. He was affectionately referred to as the “mayor” of the development spanning Centreville and Clifton.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Monroe of Clifton; and two sons, Craig Monroe of Clifton and James Monroe of Marinette.


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