In espionage, a field agent or field operative is an agent who works in the field as opposed to one who operates 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 are often present in fiction,[1][2] though their duties and actions can be quite different in reality.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Mazzetti, Mark; Elliott, Justin (9 December 2013). "Spies Infiltrate a Fantasy Realm of Online Games". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  2. ^ Alex Garofalo (18 February 2015). "'The Americans' Creators Blend Family Drama With Espionage For A Different Kind Of Spy Show". International Business Times. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  3. ^ Vaughn Sherman (2013-01-10). "How Accurate Are Bourne and Bond? Ask an Ex-CIA Officer". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-03-28.