Steven Galing, CPBC

Steve is a problem solver with over 39 years of experience as a Resource Manager, Operations Research Analyst, Finance Operations Officer, Budget Officer, and wealth planner. He served for over 27 years as an Army officer in the Finance Corps, retiring as a colonel. He also worked for the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Military Personnel Policy, as the Deputy Director, Military Compensation Policy and as the Lead Analyst in the Analytical Directorate. After retiring from Civil Service, he worked for over 2 years as a Senior Relationship Manager, American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association, Wealth Management and Trust, leading a team and providing wealth planning advice. He is an adjunct professional in the Certified Leadership Fellowship, The American College of Financial Services. His coaching strengths include leadership, strategic planning, personnel management, and statistical analysis.

Steve has been married for over 41 years, and has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. He is an avid golfer, winning numerous championships. Highlights in 2021 include qualifying for the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship and the Veterans Golf Association National Championship. He has been the varsity golf coach at Trinity Christian School for 8 years. He has served in a variety of volunteer leadership positions including 4 years as president, 6 years as vice president, 2 years in outreach ministry, and 2 years as property manager at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station, VA.

Education, Certifications, and Boards:

  • Master of Science in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 1990
  • Master of Business Administration, Western New England College, 1988
  • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1980
  • Certified Professional Business Coach, Professional Business Coaches Association, 2021
  • Certified Financial Planning Certificate, Georgetown University, 2017
  • Old Dominion University Troops to Teachers, 2002
  • RAND Fellow, the RAND Corporation, 1997
  • Command and General Staff College, 1993

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Operations
  • Program Development/Analysis
  • Strategic Planning/Execution
  • Customer Service
  • Change Management
  • Intra/Interagency Collaboration
  • Financial Management
  • Wealth Planning
  • Performance Measurement
  • Employee Training/Development
  • Teaching
  • Communication
  • Supervision Leadership, Critical Thinking

Recognition and Awards

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 2003
  • Legion of Merit Medal, 2007
  • Department of Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Department of Defense Legion of Merit
  • RAND Fellow (year-long fellowship at the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA)


Author: “Over-Representation in the U.S. Army of Minorities and Women in Career Management Fields (CMF’s) 1971, 1976, 1977, and 1994”; 1991

Co-Author: “Should Governments Invest More in Nudging?”, 2017


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