“Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA

“Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA
“Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA
“Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA
“Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA
“Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA
“Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA
“Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA
“Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA
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This is a 28 slide, highly animated power point presentation on World War II – “Wild Bill” Donovan – Head of the OSS and Founder of the CIA. Each of the slides are editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs.

In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the nation was in a state of shock and horror. The day after the attack, the United States officially declared war on Japan, with Nazi Germany declaring war on the United States three days later.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt realized that to win the war, the country needed an organization to gather important intelligence from around the world. The president’s advisors knew just the man to lead such an outfit — General William J. Donovan, also known as “Wild Bill” Donovan.

Eager for military service, Donovan joined the New York National Guard in 1912 as a captain. He became part of the “Silk Stocking Boys,” who chased the Mexican bandit Pancho Villa along the Rio Grande then excelled in service during World War I. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of the Marne and the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second-highest award in 1918. Donovan was wounded in action 3 times during World War I. By the end of the war, Donovan had been promoted to colonel and was one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I.

Donovan’s extensive travel experience brought him to the attention of President Roosevelt, who asked him to visit England as an unofficial envoy in November 1940 to interview British officials and determine if they could withstand Nazi German. Donovan realized that the United States needed a centralized means of collecting foreign intelligence. Donovan returned to Washington and shared what he had learned with President Roosevelt, “bitten by” the world of intelligence gathering.

On July 11, 1941, President Roosevelt established the Office of the Coordination of Information (COI) and named Donovan as its director. This marked the time when Donovan became known as the “Father of American Intelligence.” The COI was tasked with coordinating information collected abroad for the president. After the United States became involved in World War II, the COI became the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in June 1942, with Donovan still in charge.

By the end of the War, Donavan had made the way for the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency. “Wild Bill” Donovan was the only American to have received the nations four highest awards: The Medal of Honor, The Distinguished Service Cross, The Distinguished Service Medal and The National Security Medal. After his death, Donovan was awarded the Freedom Award of the International Rescue Committee. He is also a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.

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Introduction

World War I

“Wild Bill”

Distinguished Service Cross

Medal of Honor

Decorated War Hero

The Law & Politics

The Intelligence Bug

No Formal Spy Agency

“The Room”

Establishing the OSS

Recruiting America’s Finest

Opposition to the OSS

Pearl Harbor Attack

Getting to Work

Pros & Amateurs

Donovan’s Vision

Donovan’s Proposal

Life after WW II

Truman & Donovan

From OSS to CIA

Death & Recognition

The Nation’s Highest Awards

End of Presentation

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