Bunker access code panel

Access code panel for the PEOC.

The President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) is a structure that lies beneath the East Wing of the White House in the United States. Originally constructed for President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II, it is presumed to be designed to withstand all but direct nuclear blasts and is likely to be the President's evacuation point in the event of an incoming ICBM (the main protocols of escape are highly classified). It is not in the same location as the Situation Room, which is in the basement of the West Wing. However, it does possess several televisions, telephones and a communications system to coordinate with other government entities during an emergency. During a breach of White House security, to include P-56 airspace violators, the President and other protectees will be relocated to the executive briefing room, next to the PEOC. Day to day, the PEOC is manned around the clock by the joint military officers and NCOs.

A dramatized version of PEOC was featured in Olympus Has Fallen. There were also some dramatized features of it seen in the 1997 film Murder at 1600, the 2010 film Salt, the 2013 film White House Down, and season six of the TV series 24.


The PEOC is an underground bunker that is designed to be impenetrable. It is stated as being 120 feet underground.

Olympus Has FallenEdit

The PEOC was the secure location where Secret Service agents had evacuated President Benjamin Asher, Vice-President Charlie Rodriguez, Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan and Admiral Joe Hoenig, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, as well as South Korean Prime Minister Lee Tae-Woo and his security detail. Then, several traitorous members of the South Korean security detail, led by Kang Yeonsak and Dave Forbes, killed the U.S. Presidential Detail (including agents O'Neil, Jones and Davis) and took the high-ranking members, including President Asher, hostage while Kang's men took over the White House.

After Kang executes Prime Minister Lee on the live video feed, they secured the hostages in the railing with zip-ties. Kang's henchwoman and technical expert, Lim, had taken control of the White House security systems. As they set up everything, someone disable the White House's surveillance feed, much to Kang's surprise.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The Presidential Emergency Operations Center was seen in Olympus Has Fallen.


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