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CIA Pseudonyms & Aliases

CIA documents often feature false names of the following main types:

   • pseudonyms: false names used in internal reports and documents
   • aliases: assumed names used in public, sometimes as "covers"

Like the abundant use of "cryptonyms" for people, organizations, and projects, the widespread use of false names in CIA documents can hinder understanding of these records. In many cases, the corresponding true identity is revealed or can be inferred from the public records themselves.

This Pseudonyms & Aliases project gathers those identifications from documents available on this website, providing a handy look-up chart. Source references are provided to corroborate the provided definitions. Bookmark this page for use as you read CIA documents.

To understand cryptonyms, pseudonyms, and aliases, see this help page: Decoding False Names in CIA Documents. If you have information about one of these entries, or one not listed here, contact us at info@maryferrell.org.

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Recently updated pseudonyms

Sambora, Russell H. (2020-04-04)
Rowton, Wallace B. (2020-04-03)
Fortson, Oliver (2020-04-03)
Lund, Thomas (2020-04-03)
Kingman_Roger (2020-04-03)
Watlington, Roy V. (2020-04-02)
Taterka, Dallas (2020-04-02)
Jimerson_Winfield (2020-04-02)
Heard, Bruce (2020-04-01)
Mike (2020-04-01)

Contributors to recent updates include:
David Boylan • Bill Simpich • Gavin McDonald • Bayard Stockton • John Newman • Larry Hancock • MFF • Jefferson Morley • David C. Martin • Seymour Hersh

AndresAndres was an alias used by Andrew D. Rohlfing, WH/SA/SO/HH when contacting AMBIDDY-1 on December 7, 1964. Rohlfing was a colleague of CIA officer Carl E. Jenkins.
Archer, Mr.Mr. Archer was an alias used by Desmond Fitzgerald in 1963-1964. In addition, Enrique was an alias used by CIA officer Henry D. Hecksher.
Atilaco, HermanoCover name for Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Quesada, the Miami chief of the November 30th organization.
Bender, FrankFrank Bender was a alias used by CIA officer Gerard Droller.
Booth, FrankFrank Booth was an alias used by Edward D. Knapman. A dispatch in 1963 stated that Knapman used the alias of Frank Booth when meeting Elvio Rivero Limonte. Knapman was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Warren E. Frank.
Boysen, HenryHenry Boysen was an alias used by CIA officer Henry Hecksher.
Bracton, WalterWalter Bracton was an alias used for CIA officer David A. Phillips.
Breitheim, JohnJohn Breitheim was an alias used by CIA officer Sidney P. Di Ubaldo. It is unclear whether Sidney P. Di Ubaldo was a real name or an alias or pseudonym.
Brickham, TadTad Brickham was an alias used by Andrew K. Reuteman. Andrew Reuteman was a pseudonym used by Theodore (Ted) Shackley, CIA officer and Chief of Station, JMWAVE, between 1962 and 1965.
Clark, JamesJames Clark was a alias used by CIA officer and Chief, Special Affairs Staff Desmond FitzGerald in Paris in 1963.
Cordova, Maximo deTony Sforza. This alias also spelled as Maximo de Cordoba. Sforza had a variety of pseudonyms, including Henry J. Sloman and Oliver Fortson. [status: Probable]
CucoMiguel Angel Leon, aka Miguel de Leon Rojas, former Cuban senator and aide to Manuel Artime. Used the alias of Domingo Beltard when he helped Tony Sforza and other CIA officers escape from Cuba in the wake of the Bay of Pigs
Dimitry, Mr.WH/4/PM James S. Pekich, who ran the nets inside Cuba.
Eggeter, BettyAnn Elizabeth Goldsborough Egerter
Farshtey, ClaytonProbably Cal Hicks. [status: Probable]
Fiscalini, CharlesCharles D. Fiscalini was an alias used by CIA officer Charles D. Ford. Ford was assigned to Task Force W in 1962, working with the Chief, Task Force, W, William K. Harvey.
Garcia, MarcelinoEvilio Duque Miyar, a Cuban agent assessed by CIA as candidate for possible training as an eventual guerrilla leader. Head of the ECA - Anti-Communist Cuban army. Also active with the ELC. Often allied with Orlando Bosch/AMDITTO-23.
Harbin, PhilipGeorge de Mohrenschildt - but Harbin's existence is based on the word to FBI/CIA informant Herbert Itkin. Not a registered alias with the CIA. [status: Speculative]
Hitch, CalCal William Hitch was an alias used by CIA officer Calvin Hicks.
Manganello, StephenStephen P. Mangello. It is a modified alias. A cable in March, 1966, stated that Stephen R. Manganello (M) was the Case Officer of AMWEST-1. A memo in June, 1969, by Anthony R. Ponchay (Jacob/Jake Esterline), mentions Stephen P. Mangello as being the Case Officer for the RAPHAEL operation.
Manning, FrancisFrancis Manning was an alias used by CIA officer David Murphy.
Mardones, DiegoDiego S. Mardones was an alias used by CIA officer David Sanchez Morales.
Marin, AlAl Marin was an alias used by Norris W. Damicone. It is unclear whether Damicone was the true name of a CIA officer or a pseudonym or alias.
Marshall, William R.William J. Murray, the replacement for David Morales in Havana, 1960-61. Chief of Station, Monterrey, 1962-1964.
Martin, LuisLuis Martin (Hernandez) was an alias used by anti-Castro Cuban, Evelio Duque Miyar. He was also known as Comandante Luis.
Mulroney, MichaelMichael J. Mulroney was an alias used by or for CIA officer Justin O'Donnell.
Naback, ClaytonTheodore (Ted) Shackley, Chief of Station, JMWAVE from 1962 to 1965. [status: Speculative]
Ontrich, MatthewMatthew H. Ontrich was an alias used by Nicholas Sanson. Nicholas Sanson was an alias used by CIA officer Nestor Sanchez.
Parlett, WallaceWallace A. Parlett was an alias used by CIA officer Frank Bender. Frank Bender was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Gerard Droller.
Peters, JackGlenn Farnsworth. [status: Unknown]
Roberto, Don Don Roberto was an alias used by CIA agent Robert Owen. Sometimes the alias was just Roberto (used in Paris from 1962-1965).
Rodemeyer, AlfredAlfred (or Alfredo) Rodemeyer was an alias used by Willard Nauman and Alfonso Rodriguez. Both the latter two names were probably pseudonyms used by CIA officer Earl J. Williamson. [status: Probable]
Roderick, ColonelRocky Farnsworth. He used a variety of pseudonyms and aliases. This alias was tied to his pseudonym "Eustace Keator" and another of his aliases, "Jack Peters". [status: Probable]
Rutherford, WilliamWilliam Rutherford was probably an alias used by William (Rip) Robertson. [status: Probable]
Sanson, NicholasNicholas Sanson was an alias used by CIA officer Nestor D. Sanchez in Paris in 1963/64.
Sarno, Alfred J.Alfred J. Sarno was probably an alias used by or for Anthony (Tony) Sforza in testimony to the Church Committee. [status: Probable]
Smith, JimFravel S. Brown [status: Probable]
Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens was an alias used by John Stent, CIA Chief of Station, Paris in 1963.
Stevens, RobertRobert C. Stevens was the captain of the Tejana. Cuban exile Captain Juan L. Cosculluela alleged that Robert C. Stevens (also Stevenson) used the alias Bob Burke. Robert C. Stevens may have been an alias used by Bob Simon. [status: Speculative]
Walker, WilliamWilliam Walker was an alias issued to CIA officer William King Harvey. Harvey was Chief of Task Force W from 1962 to 1963.
Warren, JackJack Warren was probably an alias used by CIA officer Jack Stewart. [status: Probable]
Wilkie, AntonioLewis D. Nicklas, counterintelligence (CI) operative. It is unclear whether Nicklas was a true name or a pseudonym or alias.
Wills, HarryHarry Wills was an alias used by CIA officer R. H. Webster. This alias was used when meeting with AMWHIP-1 in 1965.

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