The Chief is the head of Control and the mentor to Maxwell Smart. He is a veteran agent who at first had problems adjusting to a desk job. The chief bonded with Max feeling that they were both old-fashioned man living in the modern world. At first the chief did not want to promote Max from ananalyst to field agent because he did not think he could replace him. However after Kaos attack on control headquarters the chief promoted next to a full field agent.