YSG Announces Ms. Anuliina Santry as FSI Employee of the 1st Quarter 2017

Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (YSG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is proud to announce Anuliina Santry as the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) contract Employee of the 1st Quarter 2017. Anuliina joined Team Yorktown as a Senior Training Analyst supporting the Department of State (DoS) FSI cultural and language instruction contract in August 2016.

A native of Jyväskylä, Finland, Anuliina worked at FSI for nearly ten years as a Finnish Language and Culture Instructor, as well as a FSI-certified Tester, Examiner, and Learning Consultant. 

Currently, Ms. Santry supports the program by coordinating and conducting classroom observations, and working with instructors who need additional training and coaching. She assists YSG’s pre-service training program, providing administrative help to the Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager. 

Steve Sabia, FSI Program Manager, says that “Anuliina has been a major component of our success at FSI. Because she worked here previously as a direct hire and as a contractor, she knows the organization, and she has helped me build bridges with the staff. She is a joy to work with and I am proud she is on the YSG team.”

Anuliina is fluent in Finnish, English, and Swedish. She is the founder and Principal of Suomikoulu DC - The Finnish School of Washington DC, which is a non-profit heritage school for children. 

YSG announces Juan Gamboalara as Employee of the 1st Quarter 2017

Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (YSG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is pleased to announce Juan Gamboalara as Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2017. 

During the quarter, Juan managed over 3,000 incoming industry and mission- related emails in service of the Missile Defense Integration & Operations Center (MDIOC) Chief Information Office (CIO). He also managed and provided oversight of the classified documents received, and briefed contents of traffic and their importance. This effort enabled a more efficient and effective process for prioritizing responses.  

Juan also assisted Government staff in producing draft responses to the executive questions and issues, and provided advice to the Government staff on executive level correspondence including content, formatting, and placement into the E-Tasker system.

Chris Hardy, TEAMS Office Admin Program Manager, said, “Juan is determined to meet and exceed expectations. His dedication to getting the mission accomplished has resulted in exceptional support to the CIO and the entire MDIOC Team.  He is clearly an asset to his team, our customers, and our company.”

YSG announces Sanaa Altaei as LREC Employee of the 1st Quarter 2017

Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (YSG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small
Business (SDVOSB), is proud to announce Sanaa Altaei as the Language, Regional Expertise, and
Culture (LREC) contract Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2017.
 

Sanaa has demonstrated dedication, passion, and commitment to teaching language. The results of her students speak to her expertise. This quarter, Sanaa taught one Special Warfare Education Group Special Forces Command course refresher. After a year of not using Arabic, her student still maintained his previous score of 1/1 (speaking/listening) on the Modern Standard Arabic Oral
Proficiency Interview. The instruction consisted of only 58 hours of contact instruction and 20+ of homework.

Sanaa is currently teaching two other Navy Special Warfare (NSW) Special Operators courses. She developed specific goals with each student, with the overarching goal of the student communicating and using his or her skills with ease. She implements culture and language in a way that is unique and enduring.

Jim Sims, LREC Program Manager, says, “Sanaa is a diligent and enthusiastic teacher, and her
success is demonstrated in the enhanced language skills and steady Defense Language Proficiency Test increase of sailors at NSW-West. I am proud to have her on our Yorktown
team.”

YSG announces Sean Isaac as VA Employee of the 1st Quarter 2017

Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (YSG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is proud to announce Sean Isaac as the Veteran Affairs (VA) Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2017.


Sean Isaac is the Site Lead at Scoff AFB, IL. After the departure of his coworker in December 2016, Sean has been conducting all briefs, Military Life Cycles, and individual assistance sessions alone with no issues or complains. Sean has received several letters from satisfied transitioning service members and veterans regarding his professionalism and ability to make the six hours of briefings understandable and enjoyable.

One senior member of the armed forces wrote that “navigating these VA benefits can be tricky, but not so much when you have a seasoned veteran like Mr. Isaac in your corner. He offered his personal email address and cell phone number in case I had any questions. The vets in the Scott community are lucky to have Mr. Isaac.”

Jake Johnson, VA Program Manager, says “Sean consistently goes the extra mile to ensure that every transitioning service member he touches, young and old alike, receive the necessary total support. I am proud to have him on this VA team.”