Commander Tyson Young
CDR Tyson Young earned his commission from Officer Candidate School after graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. Initially, he served as Weapons Officer in USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) homeported in Sasebo, Japan and as Damage Control Assistant (DCA) in USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) homeported in San Diego, CA. As a Department Head, CDR Young served as the Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer in USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99), homeported in Mayport, FL.
Ashore, as a junior officer CDR Young served as a DCA Instructor at Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, RI. Post Department Head, he served as the Anti-Air Warfare Weapons Requirements Officer in OPNAV N96 and as
Principal/Assistant Project Manager for CG/LSD Modernization in NAVSEA 21, PMS 407 Surface Ship Modernization.
CDR Young holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. His personal awards include Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5) and Navy and Marine Corps
Achievement Medal (3).