Clemson University. B.S. Engineering and Distinguished Military Graduate
Oklahoma City University. M.S. Business Administration.
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Joint Forces Staff College
Military Service includes:
Domestic Duty Assignments: Mr. Young served in the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC; the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, OK; Special Operations Command – Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, VA, and the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Overseas Duty Assignments: Mr. Young completed combat tours in Iraq, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and Just Cause (Panama). Other overseas experience includes 4 tours of duty in Korea, a tour of duty as a military advisor in Saudi Arabia, and deployments to Jordan and Egypt.
Military Awards and Decorations:
Mr. Young’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze Star Medals, 2 Defense Meritorious Service Medals, 6 Meritorious Service Medals, 2 Joint Service Commendation Medals, 2 Army Commendation Medals, a Joint Service Achievement Medal, 2 Army Achievement Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, 2 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, 2 Southwest Asia Service Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, 6 Overseas Service Ribbons, the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), and the bronze French Croix de Guerre (Desert Storm). He is also a recipient of the Field Artillery Saint Barbara Medal and the Signal Corps Order of Mercury Medal.