Albert Taitano Yanger is the President and Co-Founder of Galaide Professional Services, Inc., an established and growing HUBZone certified, Guam based small business.
Previously, Al served as a Project Manager, Program Manager, and Director – Business Development for NAID, Inc., a successful SDVOSB small disadvantaged business in the Washington, DC metro area where he was instrumental in securing business contracts with the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Interior. As an NAID Project Manager, Al supported the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior, Configuration Management Contract providing support for the BIA Nationwide Configuration/Change Management Program with policies, repeatable processes, and best practices, creating an environment that was auditable and consistent with peer and parent level organizations. Al also served as the Program Manager for the GSA 8(a) STARS and VETS Government Wide Acquisition Contracts with ceiling values of $15B and $5B respectively. In this capacity, Al was responsible for business development, contract management,managing teaming arrangements, and contract reporting.
Al was born, raised, and educated (George Washington Senior High school) on the Island of Guam. In 1977, Al competed for, and was awarded, a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship to Kemper Military Junior College, in Booneville, Missouri. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate with academic and military honors.
Al then attended the University of Central Missouri where he completed degrees in Criminal Justice Administration and Business Administration. While serving in the US Army, and stationed at the Pentagon, Al attended Central Michigan University where he completed a Master of Science Degree in Administration with a concentration in Information Resources Management.
In 1981, Al began his active duty career in the US Army Infantry serving in command and staff positions while assigned with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and US Forces Command, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Fort Bragg, NC, and at Fort Benning, GA. Al also served as an Infantry Advisor for the State of North Carolina working with all US Army Reserve and National Guard units providing assistance with training, readiness, reporting, and consultation related to Army Doctrine.
After 10 years with the US Army Infantry, Al attended the US Army Information Systems Officer Course at the US Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, GA. This highly technical career path included assignments, in Europe, as the Director, Systems Division, Data Processing Installation 101(Swetzingen, GE)–the central/largest data processing installation for US Army in Europe (USAEUR), and Information Systems Officer, 2nd Signal Brigade (Mannheim, GE). In 1993, Al was assigned to the Pentagon serving as an Information Systems Analyst, HQ US Army, G1 (Personnel), C4ISR Officer, HQ US Army, G2 (Intelligence), Systems Integration and Management Officer (SIMO) US Army INSCOM, and Chief/Program Manager, Networks Division, HQ US Army, G2 (Intelligence).
Al retired from the US Army in 2001. He is a member of the American Legion, member of the Army Navy Country Club (Virginia), member of the Guam Chamber of Commerce (Small Business and Armed Forces Committees), member of the US Army Retirees Association (Guam), member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Marianas, member of the BIHUN TASI Paddling Team (Guam), member of the Maina Choir, and Al has been an active member of the Guam Society of America, in Washington, DC since 1993 and served as the Society’s President for four administrations. Al is married to Peggy Ann Light of Nashville, Tennessee, and they have five children and six grandchildren.