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William Glenn Yarborough, Military officer, forest farmer, defense and international business executive ( military)military officer, forest farmer, defense, aerospace and internationalbusiness executive. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star medal with 4 oak leaf clusters and V device, Purple Heart.


Yarborough,, William Glenn was born on June 21, 1940 in Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Glenn and Bessie (Rainsford) Yarborough.


Bachelor of Science, University South Carolina, 1961. Master of Business Administration, University South Carolina, 1969. Postgraduate, Command and General Staff College, 1970.

Postgraduate, Naval War College, 1979. Postgraduate, University Virginia, 1983.


Commissioned to the United States Army, advanced through grades to colonel, 1980, company and troop Commander, squadron staff officer Vietnam and Europe, 1961-1971, strategist Washington, 1971-1973. Chief of assignments Office Personnel Management Military Personnel Center, 1973-1976. Commander 1st Squadron 1st Cavalry, Europe, 1976-1978.

Chief of staff, special assistant to chief of staff 1st Armored Division, Europe, 1978. Branch chief Office of Chief of Staff, Washington, 1979-1980. Executive to deputy commanding general Material Development and Readiness Command, 1980-1981.

Military deputy for assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition, 1981-1985. Director operations Ford Aerospace, 1986—1989. Army marketing director Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, New York, 1990-1993.

President, Chief Executive Officer Allied Research Corporation, Vienna, 1993—2001. Founder & principal WGY & Associates. Board directors Carleton Technologies, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company North America, Valentec Inc.


Trustee Patton Museum. Treasurer United States Cavalry Association. Board directors So Others Might Eat (Some).

Treasurer Easter Seals. Board directors Moore School Business University South Carolina. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sons of the American Revolution, Knights of Columbus, Association United States Army (George Washington chapter, vice president membership), American Legion (adjunct), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, United States Army Armor Association, National Defense Industrial Association (board directors New York chapter trustee), Rotary International (president), McLean Rotary (president), Military Order of the World Wars, National Guard Association, Reserve Officers Association, Society of the Purple Heart, Army-Navy Club, Army Navy Country Club, Belle-Meade Country Club, Tower Club.


Married Betsy Gibson, January 24, 1969. Children: Bill, Clinton, Frank, Elizabeth.

William Glenn Yarborough,

Bessie (Rainsford) Yarborough,

Betsy Gibson

Bill Yarborough,

Clinton Yarborough,

Frank Yarborough,

Elizabeth Yarborough,