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 2,400 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.

Colonel 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. Atlanta, GA
  • Health Care Recruiter, 6th Recruiting Brigade, Fairfield, CA
  • 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, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
  • Company Executive Officer, 25th Medical Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
  • Medical Platoon Leader, 4/87th Infantry Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

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 (4OLC)
Army Commendation Medal (4OLC)
Army Senior Aviator Wings
Air Assault
Expert Field Medical Badge



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