Mark Young – Colonel, AV (Ret)


Colonel (RET) Mark Young, United States Army, is a qualified UH-60 “Black Hawk”, UH-1 “Huey”, OH-58 “Kiowa” and commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor with over 2,300 hours of rotary wing flight time. He has 27 years of military service, including a culminating assignment as the NORAD/USNORTHCOM Liaison Officer to Health and Human Services. He currently works as the Regional Administrator for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Mr. Young’s military positions and experience includes:

  • NORAD/USNORTHCOM Liaison Officer to the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
  • Director, Reserve Component Support, MEDEVAC Proponency, Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • G3, Army Reserve Medical Command, Pinellas Park, FL
  • G3-Air, 3d Medical Command, Kuwait/Iraq
  • Chief of Operations, 3d Medical Command, Kuwait/Iraq
  • Commander and Headquarters Commandant, HHC, 3d Medical Command
  • Health Care Recruiter, 6th Recruiting Brigade
  • Executive Officer and Flight Operations Officer, 82nd MEDEVAC Company, Fort Riley, KS
  • Aeromedical Evacuation Officer, United States Army Aeromedical Activity, Fort Rucker, AL
  • Brigade Maintenance Officer, 225th Forward Support Battalion, 25th Infantry Division
  • Company Executive Officer, 25th Medical Battalion, 25th Infantry Division
  • Medical Platoon Leader, 4/87th Infantry Battalion, 25th Infantry Division

In 1987, Colonel Young earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and in 1996 he earned a Master of Aeronautical Science degree with a concentration in Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Main Campus in Daytona Beach, Florida. His military education includes Army Medical Department Officer Basic, Army Aviation Officer Advance Course, Combined Army Service Staff School, and Command and General Staff College. Colonel Young is a Certificated Flight Instructor in helicopters as well as UH-1 “Huey” maintenance test pilot.

Colonel Young has been honored with several awards and decorations including:

Defense Superior Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal for service as Director MEDEVAC Proponency and Scout Aviator
Meritorious Service Medal for service as operations Officer for 3rd Medical Command
Army Senior Aviator Wings
Commendation Medal as Air Operations Officer for Air Planning for invasion of Iraq
Bell helicopter 1,000 Accident and Incident-free flight hours milestone
Meritorious Service Medal for service as Pilot in Command and Maintenance Test Pilot
Expert Field Medical Badge
Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge


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  1. Merrill Sellers

    I recognized the Little Bears logo on the huey…We flew in 68-69 with the 25th aviation out of Cu Chi. i was with theb 27th Infantry regiment – Wolfhounds- 25th division. Grateful for the lifts out of the Woods…

  2. George Vogt

    Got to fly with you guys on December 7 outstanding experience thank you

  3. George Vogt

    Got to fly with you guys December 7 you took away the 20 mm didn’t even have a 50 caliber but it was an outstanding ride thank you George

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