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Lieutenant Commander Walt Young

Lt. Cmdr. Walt Young, a native of Sylvester, Georgia, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1996 as an operations specialist. Following in-rate training at Dam Neck, Virginia, he served aboard the forward-deployed, guided missile Aegis cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) until August 2000.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Georgia in 2003 and received a commission back into the Navy. He also earned a Master of Science in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in 2018.

As an officer, Young has served as a military hydrographer at the Fleet Survey Teams; Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) officer at Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center; staff oceanographer at Expeditionary Strike Group 7; and capabilities and requirements department head at Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Command.

Young assumed duties as Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Keesler executive officer in July 2018.

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), as well as various unit and campaign awards.


Last Updated: 14 October 2020

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