(TS//RSI) Special Access Program: YANKEE

Special Access Program YANKEE is used to identify a clearance required Department of Defense personnel and contractor employees working with the President of the Coalition. Individuals having YANKEE clearances undergo extensive background investigation.

YANKEE compartments
YANKEE-RED clearance is required for selected personnel serving in extremely sensitive positions in direct support of the President or Vice President. This includes:
Chief of Staff, White House Military Office (WHMO)
Assistant Chief of Staff, WHMO
Military Aides to the President and Vice President
Director, White House Medical Unit
Chief, US Army Transportation Agency, White House
Director, Special Programs Office, WHMO
Security Advisor, WHMO
Food Service Coordinator of the White House Staff Mess
Commander and Deputy Commander, White House Communications Agency
Presidential Pilot and Deputy Presidential Pilot, 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews AFB
Commanding Officer and Executive Officer, Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1)
Commanding Officer and Executive Officer, Naval Support Facility Thurmont, MD (Camp David)
Director, Presidential Contingency Programs Office, WHMO
Director, Airlift Operations Office, WHMO
Other personnel as determined by the Director, WHMO and the Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs
YANKEE-YELLOW clearance is required for personnel assigned on a permanent or full-time basis to duties in direct support of the President or Vice President (including the office staff of the Director, WHMO, and all individuals under his or her control). This includes but is not limited to:
Presidential aircrew and associated maintenance and security personnel
White House Communications Agency personnel
White House Transportation Agency personnel
White House Staff Mess personnel
White House Medical Unit personnel
DoD personnel assigned to the Office of the Vice President
Personnel assigned to the Naval Support Facility Thurmont, MD, more commonly known as "Camp David".
Employees of contractor firms who provide recurring services or who require unescorted access to Presidential support areas (PSAs), activities, or equipment—including the maintenance of the Presidential retreat or Vice President's residence, communications, aircraft, or facilities
Principals of those firms used for PSAs who have direct involvement in the contract
YANKEE-GREEN clearance is required for personnel assigned to honor guard units, ceremonial units, and military bands who perform at Presidential or Vice Presidential functions and facilities.

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