Leadership

State Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Christopher L. Young enlisted into military service on 23 May 1988. He entered the Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) program on 15 September 1989. During the past 30 years, CSM Young has served in numerous assignments, his key assignments include First Sergeant, Chief Paralegal NCO, Senior Intel Sergeant, Battalion Operations Sergeant Major, G3 Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major and NCO Academy Commandant, He is currently assigned as the State Command Sergeant Major, MSARNG. 

CSM Young's overseas service includes Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.  .

CSM Young has completed the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-commissioned Officers Course, Readiness NCO Course, Bradley Leader's Course, Advanced Non-commissioned Officers Course, Basic Airborne Course, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems Mechanic Course, Mission Command Systems Integrator Course, Fiscal Law Course, Training Officer/Operations NCO Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course and the Nominative Leader Course.  CSM Young is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Ashford University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management.

CSM Young's most notable awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Mississippi Magnolia Cross, Mississippi Magnolia Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Mississippi Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge,  CSM Young is also the receipt of the Order of St Maurice in the rank of Centurion and a recipient of the Noble Patron of Armor Award.

CSM Young has been married to the former Cheryl Ann Johnson of Summit, Mississippi for the past 29 years.  The Young's have one son:  Christopher L Young Jr of Chicago, Illinois.

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