Commanding Officer

CAPT Young



Captain Young was born and raised near Annapolis, MD and earned his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at Pennsylvania State University in January 1992 (B.S. Aerospace Engineering). He completed nuclear power training at Orlando, FL and West Milton, NY.

In June 1993, he reported to his first submarine, the USS HYMAN G RICKOVER (SSN 709) in Norfolk, VA. During his tour, RICKOVER completed a six month deployment to the Mediterranean with the GEORGE WASHINGTON Battle Group and a three month independent deployment to the Northern Atlantic.

In May 1996, CAPT Young was assigned to NROTCU Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where he taught Naval Engineering and Leadership and Management in addition to performing duties as the Recruiting Officer and the Nuclear Power Officer. While at Cornell, he earned a Masters degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.

CAPT Young returned to Norfolk, VA in June 1999 for his department head assignment as the Navigation and Operations Officer on the USS NORFOLK (SSN 714). During his time onboard, NORFOLK completed a six month deployment to the Mediterranean with the HARRY S TRUMAN Battle Group. In May 2002, he received orders to Charleston, SC where he served as the Executive Officer of Moored Training Ship 626.

In December 2003, CAPT Young was assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations, Submarine Warfare Division (then N77, now N97) where he served as the Congressional Liaison Officer and Military Editor of the Undersea Warfare magazine.

In November 2005, he reported onboard USS HENRY M JACKSON (SSBN 730) as Executive Officer in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, WA. During his tour, he helped JACKSON complete the first ever combined engineered refueling overhaul and Trident II D-5 back-fit conversion.

From September 2007 to August 2009, CAPT Young served on the COMSUBPAC staff as the Deputy Director for Strategic Forces, Nuclear Weapons and Force Protection (N9). CSP’s N9 directorate is a dual-hatted Joint assignment as Strategic Command’s Task Force 134, responsible for ballistic missile submarine operations in the Pacific.

CAPT Young served as the Commanding Officer of USS CHARLOTTE (SSN-766) from April 2010 through October 2012. During his Command tour, CHARLOTTE completed a six month Western Pacific Deployment, a 6 month Selected Restricted Availability, and a 2 month Eastern Pacific Deployment.

After a 31 month tour as the Branch Head, Force Manpower on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations N1, CAPT Young took Command of the Pennsylvania State University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) and assumed duties as the Professor of Naval Science in June 2015.

CAPT Young is the instructor for NAVSC 402 – Leadership and Ethics II


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