Professionally, while a covert CIA officer, she used her given first name and her maiden surname, "Valerie Plame." Since leaving the CIA, as a speaker, she has used the name "Valerie Plame Wilson", Socially, and in public records of her political contributions, since her marriage in 1998, she has used the name "Valerie E.
A former senior diplomat in Athens remembered Plame in her dual role and also recalled that she served as one of the "control officers" coordinating the visit of President George H. After earning the second degree, she stayed on in Brussels, where she began her next assignment under cover as an "energy consultant" for Brewster-Jennings.
Beginning in 1997, Plame's primary assignment was shifted to the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
The CIA confirmed her status as a NOC or “deep cover officer” and remarked that she was talented and highly intelligent, but decried the fact that her career featured largely US-based Headquarters service, typical of most CIA officers.
From his first marriage (1973–86), to Susan Dale Otchis, Wilson is also the father of another set of twins (also a boy and a girl), Sabrina Cecile and Joseph Charles, who were born in 1979.
Prior to the disclosure of her classified CIA identity, Valerie and Joe Wilson and their twins lived in The Palisades, an affluent neighborhood of Washington, D. where she serves as a consultant to the Santa Fe Institute, a scientific nonprofit research institute for multidisciplinary collaborations.
In a 2011 interview, Plame said she and Wilson had received threats while living in the D. metro area, and while she acknowledged an element of threat remains in their new home, the New Mexico location "tamps down the whole swirl." Due to the nature of her clandestine work for the CIA, many details about Plame's professional career are still classified, but it is documented that she worked for the CIA in a clandestine capacity relating to counter-proliferation.
Two of her covers include serving as a junior consular officer in the early 1990s in Athens and then later an energy analyst for the private company (founded in 1994) "Brewster Jennings & Associates," which the CIA later acknowledged was a front company for certain investigations. After the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the CIA sent her first to the London School of Economics and then the College of Europe, in Bruges, for Master's degrees.
Valerie Elise Plame Wilson (born August 13, 1963), known as Valerie Plame, Valerie E.
Wilson, and Valerie Plame Wilson, is a former operations officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the wife of former Ambassador Joseph C. As the subject of the 2003 Plame affair, also known as the CIA leak scandal, Plame had her identity as covert officer of the CIA leaked to the press by members of the George W. Plame has written a memoir detailing her career and the events leading up to her resignation from the CIA. imbued her with a sense of public duty"; her father was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, who worked for the National Security Agency for three years, and, according to her close friend Janet Angstadt, her parents "are the type who are still volunteering for the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels in the Philadelphia suburb where they live," having moved to that area while Plame was still in school.
In 1997, while she was working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Plame met former Ambassador Joseph C.
Wilson, IV, "at a reception in Washington "..." at the residence of the Turkish Ambassador." According to Wilson, because Plame was unable to reveal her CIA role to him on their first date, she told him that she was an energy trader in Brussels, and he thought at that time that she was "an up-and-coming international executive." Professionally and socially, she has used variants of her name.