William Yaeger, Military Outreach Specialist - Midwest Region

William YaegerBill Yaeger has been a Military Outreach Specialist with Empire State College, State University of New York since September 2006. His primary responsibilities include being an out of state representative for the college’s Office of Veteran and Military Education. In this regard, he conducted military outreach on-site with specific military bases in and around Norfolk, VA, Great Falls, MT and now Colorado Springs, CO. As the college’s Midwest Region representative, he performs routine outreach services during education fairs, base visits and conferences from coast-to-coast. In February 2011, Bill was appointed Treasurer for the Council of College and Military Educators.

Bill was born in April 1964 in Elmhurst, Illinois and graduated from Proviso East High School in 1981. Following one year at Loyola University in Chicago, he enlisted in the Air Force in 1983 as a Law Enforcement Specialist/Military Working Dog Handler. Bill received his B.S. degree in Law Enforcement from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1993. After 12½ years of enlisted service in security and training positions, he was commissioned through Officer Training School as a distinguished graduate and continued in the Security Forces career field. In 2000, Bill completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma. Before retiring from the Air Force after 23 years of service in 2006 he held assignments at the squadron, group, and major command levels, to include a 3-year career broadening tour as an Air Force ROTC Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies/Commandant of Cadets at Michigan State University. Since October 2007, Bill has also been a seasonal Office Manager, Instructor and Tax Advisor 2 with H&R Block.

Bill is married to Melissa Youderian (Major, USAF), of Lincoln, Montana and they have one son, Colton. He also has a daughter, Andrea ,who works and attends graduate school in Montana. Bill enjoys hiking, volkssporting/volksmarching, mountain biking, cross country skiing/snowshoeing, and traveling … and of course keeping up with their 8-year-old Tennessee Walker, Sky, and 2-year-old German Shepherd, Griz.

Contact Bill Yaeger:

Cell: 518-859-0794

Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2801 or 518-587-2100, ext. 2801

Fax: 518-587-5483

E-mail: William.Yaeger@esc.edu

Bill's Schedule:

  • Buckley Air Force Base, Col.: by appointment only
  • Fort Carson, Col.: by appointment only
  • Peterson Air Force Base, Col.: by appointment only
  • Schriever Air Force Base, Col.: by appointment only
  • USAF Academy, Col.: by appointment only
  • Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wy.: by appointment only