Field agent


Field agent

In espionage, a field agent is an agent who works on the field as opposed to one who works at the office or headquarters. A field agent can work alone or in a group but usually has a case officer who is in charge.

Field agents can be undercover, and travel using fake passports that may be under the name of a front organization or shell corporation. Field agents can be armed, but the weapon is always concealed in order to blend in with the masses and not stick out.

Field agents are often present in fiction, though their duties and actions can be quite different in reality.

The FBI is one well-known organization that employs field agents.

See also

*Espionage
*Agent handling
*Double agent
*Special agent
*NOC


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