COL William Glenn Yarborough, Jr., USA (Ret)

COL William Glenn Yarborough, Jr., USA (Ret)

President & CEO, WGY & Associates, LLC
W. Glenn Yarborough, Jr, an entrepreneur. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of WGY & Associates, LLC. WGY & Associates is dedicated to the assistance of small and medium size firms as they offer their products to the Federal and State Governments, WGY & Associates tries to assist, and to make this experience both productive and profitable, by calling on long years of experience with the Department of Defense and providing newly found experience in Homeland Security with emphasis on the Transportation Security Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Glenn retired as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of Allied Research Corporation in order to establish a defense, management and government relations consulting practice.  Located in McLean, Virginia, Allied Research Corporation (AMEX:ADG) was a diversified defense and commercial electronic security firm with worldwide operations in the United States, Europe and Asia and average annual revenues of about $150 million.

Glenn joined Allied Research in 1993 as Vice President, Business Development. Previously he had been Director of Marketing of the Grumman Corporation. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Allied Research in June 1998, with responsibility for ARC’s Operating subsidiaries, MECAR, S.A. and the VSK Group, both headquartered in Belgium, ARC Limited in the United Kingdom, and Barnes & Reinecke, Inc. Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was named Chief Executive Officer in September 1999, and retired in January of 2001. During his tenure, Allied Research Corporation was named number 38 on Fortune Magazine’s fastest growing list.

MECAR, S.A. produced a full range of offensive and defensive ammunition to include hand and rifle grenades, mortar and artillery ammunition, and tank and anti-tank munitions form 25mm to 120mm. The VSK Group produced a full family of unique, highly technical security equipment to include items of biometric content and barrier control. BRI provided technical engineering support to worldwide US Army commands and the upgrade of sophisticated military equipment.

In the course of his assignments at the Grumman Corporation, Allied Research Corporation and as principal and owner of WGY & Associates, Glenn works closely with many detailed segments of the Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Army, Navy, DARPA, FBI, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, NSA and the CIA in addition to the Authorization and Appropriation Committees of the House and the Senate.

Glenn had a distinguished U.S. Army career, in Armor and Cavalry units, retiring as a Colonel after 27 years of service. His last assignment before entering industry was as Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition.

He attended The Citadel and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he later earned an MBA, majoring in Banking and Finance. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Executive Program, University of Virginia, the Naval War College Senior Course and the Army’s Command & General Staff College. 

He has served on the Board of Directors of Carleton Technologies, Airbus Defense and Space, Hinz Consulting and Ricardo Defense.  He also serves on the Board of Easter Seals, So Others Might Eat (SOME), Friends of the McLean Community Center, McLean Chamber of Commerce, National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation, The United States Cavalry Association (Chairman) and the Board of Advisors of the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.  Yarborough also serves on the National Board of Advisors for the National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

Yarborough was the Commander of the 17th District of the American Legion with 18 Posts and 8,000 Legion members in Northern Virginia in 2017 – 2018.  He currently serves on the American Legion National Security Council, the Legislative Council and was the Vice Commander of the Department of Virginia responsible for five Districts in Northern Virginia in 2021 -2022.

The Colonel is the President of Region II of the Association of the United States Army with 104,000 members in 19 Chapters in eight states and the District of Columbia. He is a former member of the National Finance and Audit committee.  Glenn is the 2020 -2021 Major General Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Award winner from AUSA and the 2020 -2021 Friends of the McLean Community Center Friends Indeed Award.

Glenn is a Director Emeritus of the National Defense Industrial Association and serves on the NDIA audit committee.  He sits on the Joint Leadership Council of the state of Virginia as appointed by the Governor.

He is an active Rotarian. Yarborough was named District Rotarian of the Year in 2016, and Lord Fairfax by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2016. He served as the District Governor of Rotary International District 7610 in 2018 – 2019. 

Glenn is the Virginia State Chairman of the State Funeral for War  Veterans.  Yarborough received a distinguished citation from the Virginia state legislature for his support of veteran causes within Virginia in 2020.  Glenn Received the lifetime achievement award from the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce in 2022 for his service to Veterans and Veteran owned Business.

Glenn and his late wife, Betsy Gibson Yarborough were married for over fifty years. The Colonel is honored to have four fine children and five grandchildren. Yarborough  resides in McLean, Virginia, Thomson, Georgia and Edisto Island, South Carolina. He manages and operates a large active timber farm in Edgefield County, South Carolina.