Milper Message Number 16-092 Issued 01 Apr 16
ASSIGNMENTS TO THE WHITE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AGENCY

1. THIS MESSAGE WILL EXPIRE NLT 30 APRIL 2017.

2. THE WHITE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AGENCY (WHTA) PROVIDES 24-HOUR
TRANSPORTATION AND CARGO SUPPORT SERVICES TO THE FIRST FAMILY AND WHITE
HOUSE STAFF IN THE WASHINGTON DC AREA; PROVIDES WORLD-WIDE
TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADES AND PRESIDENTIAL
TRAVEL AS DIRECTED BY THE WHITE HOUSE MILITARY OFFICE. AS A NOMINATIVE
COMMAND, WHTA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RECRUITING AND FILLING ALL WHTA MILITARY
PERSONNEL VACANCIES.

WHTA IS SEEKING DEDICATED SOLDIERS WHO DEMONSTRATE SUPERIOR MILITARY
BEARING AND HIGH MORAL CHARACTER. ONLY THE BEST QUALIFIED SOLDIERS WILL
BE CONSIDERED FOR NOMINATION AND ASSIGNMENT TO THIS PRESIDENTIAL
SUPPORT DUTY.

3. MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES (MOS):
ENLISTED: 88M (8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A MOTOR TRANSPORT OPERATOR).

4. INITIAL NOMINATION CRITERIA FOR PRESIDENTIAL SUPPORT DUTIES ARE AS
FOLLOWS:

A. MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN (BY BIRTH OR NATURALIZATION).

B. MUST BE EXCEPTIONALLY WELL QUALIFIED IN APPLICABLE MOS.

C. MUST EXHIBIT A HIGH DEGREE OF MATURITY, DISCRETION, AND
TRUSTWORTHINESS BEYOND REPROACH.

D. MUST EXHIBIT SUPERIOR MILITARY BEARING, NEATNESS, AND MANNER.

E. MUST MEET BODY COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN AR 600–9.

F. MUST BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR GED EQUIVALENT.

G. MUST HAVE A MINIMUM GT SCORE OF 110 (CAN BE WAIVED TO 100).

H. MUST POSSESS A “1” OR “2” UNDER E OF PHYSICAL PROFILE

I. SOLDIERS ON A LONG TOUR ASSIGNMENT (36 MONTHS OR LONGER) MAY NOT APPLY
FOR WHTA UNTIL COMPLETING A MINIMUM OF 12 MONTHS TIME ON STATION.

J. SOLDIERS ON A SHORT TOUR ASSIGNMENT (12 MONTHS OR LESS) MAY APPLY FOR
WHTA IMMEDIATELY UPON ARRIVAL AT THEIR NEW DUTY LOCATION.

K. MUST HAVE HAS 8 YEARS TIME-IN-SERVICE IN THE GRADE OF STAFF SERGEANT
THRU SERGEANT FIRST CLASS AND HAVE HAS AT LEAST 48 MONTHS TIME REMAINING
IN SERVICE.

5. INVESTIGATIVE REQUIREMENTS:

A. SOLDIERS MUST HAVE A SINGLE SCOPE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION (SSBI)
COMPLETED WITHIN 12 MONTHS BEFORE SELECTION TO PRESIDENTIAL SUPPORT
ACTIVITIES.

B. SSBI WILL BE UPDATED AT 5–YEAR INTERVALS FOR SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN
ASSIGNED CONTINUOUSLY TO PRESIDENTIAL SUPPORT DUTIES.

C. SOLDIERS SELECTED FOR POTENTIAL ASSIGNMENT WILL UNDERGO DETAILED
SECURITY SCREENING THAT CAN TAKE 8-18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE. DURING THIS
TIME HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND WILL PLACE SOLDIERS ON HOLD FOR 24 MONTHS
OR UNTIL INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE.

6. WHTA ASSIGNMENTS: SOLDIERS WILL NOT CONDUCT A PERMANENT CHANGE OF
STATION (PCS) TO WHTA UNTIL CURRENT TOUR REQUIREMENTS ARE FULFILLED.
WHTA ASSIGNMENTS OFTEN REQUIRE ON THE JOB TRAINING (OJT) AND CONTINUING
EDUCATION ON SOME OF THE MOST ADVANCED DRIVERS TRAINING. POSITIONS
REQUIRE EXTENSIVE TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. SOLDIERS WILL HAVE
STABILIZED TOURS FOR UP TO FOUR YEARS IN THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA, AND IN
SOME POSITIONS, SHIFT WORK. WHTA SOLDIERS’ DUTIES OFTEN INVOLVE REGULAR
OR FREQUENT CONTACT WITH OR ACCESS TO THE PRESIDENT OR PRESIDENTIAL
FACILITIES OR MODES OF TRANSPORTATION.

BASED ON POSITION REQUIREMENT, WHTA SOLDIERS ARE AUTHORIZED SPECIAL DUTY
ASSIGNMENT PAY (SDAP) 1 THROUGH SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY 2, BASED ON
MISSION REQUIREMENTS. WHTA SOLDIERS ARE ALSO AUTHORIZED CIVILIAN CLOTHING
ALLOWANCE, WILL EARN THE PRESIDENTIAL SERVICE BADGE, AND AN OPPORTUNITY
TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSOCIATES, BACHELORS, AND MASTERS DEGREE COMPLETION
PROGRAMS.

7. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT HTTP://MDWHOME.MDW.ARMY.MIL/SUBORDINATE-
COMMANDS/USATA OR CALL (202) 757-0770/0753/0754.
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