Brad Sparks: "Admiral Hillenkoetter served as the third Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), in which position he also wore the hat of directorship of the CIG (Central Intelligence Group), beginning May 1, 1947, then as the first director of the CIA, as of Sept. 18, 1947. That is when CIG became CIA as a result of the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. Under that Act the DCI served as principal intelligence advisor to the President and the newly created National Security Council (NSC)." Hillenkoetter believed that while the stated role of the CIA was to coordinate intelligence activities, realistically the Agency lacked the bureaucratic muscle to effect such a lofty goal. As a result of this decision Hillenkoetter urged the Agency into the area of current intelligence production. Hillenkoetter served on the board of governors of NICAP and is on record as stating: "Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control. It is imperative that we learn where UFOs come from and what their purpose is." He resigned from the NICAP Board in Feb 1962 and was replaced by Col. Joseph Bryan III.