WHCA

Here are a few things about WHCA:
There are WHCA personnel who do physically do work in the White House, it isn't a big number but there people who do. There also is a small number of people who work out of Camp David. The majority of WHCA personnel are stationed at Bolling AFB.
Missions are 1-2 weeks long and with high chances of going back on missions after only be home for a day or two.
You have the chance to visit countries that you might never get a chance to visit.
If you enjoy being in charge of troops then this will not be the place for you, it is generally E-5s or above.
You will get the Presidential Service Badge after one year of being assigned to WHCA.
I hope this is what you were wanting to know. If you have any other questions just ask away.
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Originally posted by nomar62277:
Thanks drz. I actually just went to a briefing at our Ed. Center and filled out an app. Thanks again. MacAllen AKA captain obvious, thanks for the useless info.


Useless information is an understatement, it was wrong and uninformed because there are WHCA personnel that work at the White House.


Good luck with the security piece.
The amount of time it takes to get accepted to WHCA depends on a few variables. One is the current clearance that you hold, a full T/S is required and it might take a year or more to have one completed. Two is when your current DEROS date is, WHCA probably wont move you if you just PCSed to a new location. I applied in June, had orders in September, and signed in December. This is probably the quickest that it will happen because I already had the clearance and lived in the DC area (it was a no cost move).
The clearance that you speak of is the Yankee White clearance.
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... a full T/S is required and it might take a year or more to have one completed

Not necessarily, i got mine in 3 months, and i am dual citizen and in the country for less than 5 years. So, if you have nothing bad in your backround, it should be pretty quiq.
Depending on your MOS and where you are needed will depend on where your place of duty might be. At WHCA there are several different locations and commands. Some do not travel at all doing 8-4 hrs or shift work, some work at Camp, some work on 18 acres, etc. You might be assigned to a travel team, it just depends.

We need soldiers and recently I have seen SPC's here. However if you want to lead soldiers I'd think twice. WHCA is a Special Duty Assignment and should be taken as such, its just a stepping stone in career progression although it is frankly possible to retire here.

I came from a line unit with 3 tours under my belt, it was a significant change. Suits and Tie, huge responibilities, long hours, etc.

It's not for everyone, thats what Recruiting, SGL's, Drills, etc. are for. There are Special Duty Assignments for all types of Soldiers.
I've heard a couple guys in my co submitting applications to WHCA, meet the clearance requirement and currently working as a 25S1C (satcom networks coordinator).

What is the application process like? Besides dropping a packet do you get re-investigated due to the nature of the job which could add time to the process? Looking into reenlistment options and I would rather not leave the area if it would help me get accepted.

Lastly, would a permanent profile for no running cause issues?
AngryNapkin (great name btw), can you tell me anything about 42A (S1) assigned there at WHCA?
I'm assuming they don't travel?

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Originally posted by AngryNapkin:
Depending on your MOS and where you are needed will depend on where your place of duty might be. At WHCA there are several different locations and commands. Some do not travel at all doing 8-4 hrs or shift work, some work at Camp, some work on 18 acres, etc. You might be assigned to a travel team, it just depends.

We need soldiers and recently I have seen SPC's here. However if you want to lead soldiers I'd think twice. WHCA is a Special Duty Assignment and should be taken as such, its just a stepping stone in career progression although it is frankly possible to retire here.

I came from a line unit with 3 tours under my belt, it was a significant change. Suits and Tie, huge responibilities, long hours, etc.

It's not for everyone, thats what Recruiting, SGL's, Drills, etc. are for. There are Special Duty Assignments for all types of Soldiers.

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