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Commander Tyson Young
Commanding Officer

CDR Tyson Young earned his commission from Officer Candidate School in 2001, after graduating with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, Marketing from the University of Houston.  His initial sea duty assignment was in USS JUNEAU (LPD 10), homeported in Sasebo, Japan, where he served as the Weapons Officer.  His second division officer assignment was in USS HIGGINS (DDG 76), homeported in San Diego, CA, where he served as the Damage Control Assistant.  As a Department Head, CDR Young served as the Weapons and Combat Systems Officer in USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99), homeported in Mayport, FL.  CDR Young also served as the Executive Officer in USS CARNEY (DDG 64), homeported in Rota, Spain. 

 
Ashore, as a junior officer CDR Young served as a Damage Control instructor at Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS).  As a post-Department Head, he served as the Anti-Air Warfare Weapons Requirements Officer in OPNAV N96, and as the Project Manager for Cruiser and LSD Modernization in NAVSEA/SEA 21.
 
CDR Young holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.  His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3). CDR Young is married and has two sons and a daughter.