|Appears in||Alpha Protocol|
|Profession/Title||Chief of Operations, Alpha Protocol|
|Affiliations||Untied States of America (Central Intelligence Agency), Unaffiliated (Under Alpha Protocol)|
|Status||Active Duty (If the player joins Halbech)/Hidden, arrested or Executed (player's choice)|
|Portrayed by||Gary Anthony Williams|
Yancy Westridge is the Chief of Operations at Alpha Protocol in the game of the same name. He was part of the CIA for over twenty years, and now has five years of experience in Alpha Protocol. Westridge's years of knowledge make him an expert at the counter terrorism and counterintelligence fields. He personally trains recruits to the organization in interrogation and dossier research. He prefers agents that act rather than talk. He is the one of the handler choices for the Saudi Arabia hub.
A twenty-year veteran of the CIA and a five year veteran of Alpha Protocol, Yancy Westridge has worked in both the counterintelligence and counter terrorism 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.
Interactions with Mike ThortonEdit
Yancy Westridge prefers professionals and people who have confidence and drive, he hates by the book types, thus he generally reacts well to more aggressive stances. You may get a +1 rep each for preparing yourself in the Graybox with +100 scores and passing the additional bonus tests in the respective espionage, weapon-range, and gadget challenges. The final conversation below in Graybox.
Goes by lines and answers...
Answer #1 feel free to select any line Westridge +2 rep.
"Modest" Mina +1 rep.
skip 5 lines
next line select "Eager" Westridge +1 rep.
In Saudi Arabia
select "Mission?" +1 rep.
skip (select "Support" -1 rep.)
select "Weapons" +1 rep.
select "Understood" + rep.
In Saudi Arabia, select "draw gun" on the guards outside the gate for a +1 rep. or select "Aggressive" +1 rep., and guards let you pass.
If you spared Shaheed, and you meet with him in the mission Contact Shaheed in the endgame, Shaheed will say that what Mike has gone through is the U.S. Government's fault. If you agree with Shaheed you will fight Westridge at the last mission. Afterward you can choose to execute him or arrest him and leave him to the authorities. You will also fight Westridge if you accept Leland's offer to turn on Alpha Protocol and work for Halbech.
[HINT] You can agree with Shaheed in the mission Contact Shaheed, and kill him right after agreeing with him, just choose execute after you choose agree, you'll still be able to fight Westridge.