Name: Yancy Westridge
Occupation: Chief of Operations, Alpha Protocol
A twenty-year veteran of the CIA and a five year veteran of Alpha Protocol, Yancy Westridge has worked in both the counterintelligence and counterterrorism fields, earning a degree in International Affairs and serving a tour of duty in the armed forces prior to his CIA service. Although rarely promoted, Westridge has a reputation as an exceptional field agent, expert at reading people, and quick at reacting to situations. He has a low tolerance for smartasses and prefers agents who act instead of talk -- impatience and blunt opinions are what Westridge respects, more so than smooth talkers or "by-the-book" recruits.
One of Westridge's positive traits is he knows his job -- he's not a field agent anymore, he's a supervisor, so he has pursued that role aggressively, recruiting agents to act as his eyes and his hands while he keeps the bigger picture in mind. He is infamous for hazing new recruits to test their endurance and their reaction under pressure, and he often relies on monitoring the results from a distance, gauging each agent's reactions via monitors and sensors.
Westridge's capable field skills and his natural distaste for procedure make him a natural fit for Alpha Protocol. He is fiercely patriotic, almost to a fault, unwilling to question orders from above -= provided those on high don't question him on how the job gets done.
Even when his back is against the wall, Westridge always has a backup plan in place -- or at least, an easy escape route. This has allowed him to fall back from the worst of missions, regroup, then come back full force to mount another assault. If given the chance to prepare an ambush, however, attackers should be warned -- Westridge digs in, and he digs in deep, never letting himself be exposed for a gunshot or grenade.
Westridge is adept at avoiding ambushes as he is at setting them -- opponents who've attempted to bomb or trap his position usually find the seasoned veteran is more than skilled at avoiding any booby traps.
Secret Fact: Despite his long marriage, Westridge keeps numerous secrets from his wife. Among his indiscretions, Yancy apparently had an extramarital affair during a mission with someone codenamed "Saffron." He also loves the thrill he gets from the danger of being an operative -- keeping this from his wife is one of the hardest parts of doing his job.
Intel Locations (5+1):
- Graybox (Graybox) -- Gained when you first talk to Westridge in the interrogation room.
- Graybox (Graybox) -- Found in a briefcase during Parker's "Retrieve Data" assignment.
Safehouse -- Gained if you're terse (aggressive) with Mina in her "how are you holding up?" email, and then choose Westridge when she responds.
- Safehouse -- Gained if you choose Westridge for Mina's "checking up on your old coworkers" email.
- Endgame (Infiltrate Alpha Protocol) -- Gained from hacking a computer.
- Endgame (Infiltrate Alpha Protocol) -- [Secret Fact] Gained from hacking a computer.