The Unconventional welcomes Mark Koopman to the team as the Theater Engagement & Regional Expertise Instructor located at 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). Mark has recently retired after 18 years at the 1st Special Forces Group and serving as the Command Sergeant Major for 1st BN 5th Special Forces Group. Mark enjoys learning foreign languages and reading about military history.
HUNTSVILLE, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown) announces the selection of Mary Busby as the Employee of the 4th Quarter 2018. Mary Busby serves as the Contracts Manager for Yorktown’s wholly owned subsidiary, The Unconventional – LLC (TU). Mary joined Yorktown in April 2018, and it was immediately obvious that she would be a great addition to our team. She has developed contracting systems dealing with international contract offices in eight different countries around the globe.
Mary remains flexible to all management requests, school requests, and employee requests with an incredibly positive attitude. She has created an accountability process for all Live Environment Training (LET) and Isolation Immersion (ISO) course reporting documents, and she has taken the responsibility of receiving, reviewing, and filing those documents. Despite TU operating globally across multiple time zones, Mary remains available and prepared to assist at a moment’s notice day or night. She has truly shown her ability for adapting to rapidly evolving requirements and providing outstanding service to her customers. She is always happy and smiling, and her infectious energy and genuine love of life make her a joy to work with! Mary creates each Purchase Order and follows it through all the way to wire transfer completion. She remains in contact with every customer and PM throughout the process to ensure everyone stays informed.
Program Manager for TU, Bobby Rumsey, states, “Mrs. Mary Busby is a key factor in the success of all contracts both CONUS and OCONUS for TU. Mary’s dedication and passion for the highly professional level of performance she provides daily is evident with all her work. TU is without a doubt better with Mary on our team!”
The Unconventional was created-to uniquely complete our customers’ missions and requirements using unconventional methodologies. Our team plans, tailors, and executes the most unconventional and effective delivery of language, culture, and regional expertise training in the industry. Our approach to training allows students to interact with native speakers in the target language in a functional, real-life, environment while completing task-based activities outside of the traditional classroom environment for both Live Environment Training (LET) and Isolation Immersion (ISO) courses. We take pride in knowing each of our customer's requirements and tailor our solutions to meet their complex language and cultural training needs.
Huntsville, AL – The Unconventional, LLC. begins operations as wholly-owned subsidiary under Yorktown Systems Group (Yorktown).
The company name, “The Unconventional,” is the essence of why the company was created to uniquely complete our customer’s missions and requirements using unconventional methodologies. Our experienced leadership and team provide perspectives and solutions from the fusion of military, academic, and industry experience. We take pride in knowing each of our customer's requirements and tailor our solutions to meet their complex language and cultural training needs.
The Unconventional is a team comprised of hand-selected professionals who provide results that exceed our competitor and customer standards and expectations. We possess an innate ability to approach and complete tasks for our customers knowing their operational challenges and constraints. The Unconventional is a team built on honesty, grit, and dedication to mission accomplishment of the highest standards.
The Unconventional possesses over 12 years’ experience in Language Program Management, Talent Acquisition, Traditional Language, Culture, Regional Expertise delivery in both brick and mortar classrooms, online classrooms, Live Environment Training (LET), and Isolation Immersion Training (ISO-immersion).
Our team plans, tailors, and executes the most unconventional and effective delivery of language, culture, and regional expertise training in the industry. Our approach to training allows students to interact with native speakers in the target language in a functional, real-life, environment while completing task-based activities outside of the traditional classroom environment for both our ISOimmersions and LETs.
Our two key capability areas are LET and ISO-immersion. LET is a language and cultural immersion training program conducted in a host nation to support intermediate to advanced language students. The training focuses on the student’s ability to listen to and understand native dialects and conversations in the target language using participatory learning. ISO-immersion is a type of language training program conducted in an immersive environment for a specific language. These ISOimmersions are conducted in areas where the target language is used daily. The goal for these ISOimmersions is for students to be exposed to, implement, and use mission specific language and vocabulary in an isolated, immersive, and realistic environment. Training focuses on the student’s mission language ability to listen to and understand native dialects and conversations in a target language using participatory listening. Focus is also given to the student’s ability to speak fluidly and comprehensively in the target language and to be understandable by native speakers.
The Unconventional President, Mark Saichompoo said, "The Unconventional, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yorktown, was recently created to provide solutions that are unparalleled in the language, culture, and regional expertise industry. The Unconventional is honored and excited to lean on Yorktown’s abilities to guide and mentor us along the paths of success and rapid expansion they have mastered in a tough and competitive business world."