Major (Ret.) Evan Young is a retired Army officer. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, he is a graduate of Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a Bachelors Degree in English. He also earned a Masters Degree in Management Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University and has a graduate business certificate from the University of Michigan-Flint. Major Young is the former President of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC), http://www.artranscoalition.org and is part of committees in the active duty transgender group, SPART*A.
After several years of enlisted service in the signal corps at Army Posts in Illeshiem, Germany, Fort Story, Virginia, and Fort Polk, Louisiana, Major Young received his commission from the U.S. Army in 1998 through a scholarship in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Green-to-Gold program. Immediately following his commission, he was selected to serve as the Gold Bar Recruiter at his university. Following officer basic, he held positions at the 369th Adjutant General Battalion as a company executive officer and at the Adjutant General School as a special project officer, planning and orchestrating the annual Adjutant General Corps Personnel Leader’s Meeting. Major Young was one of five officers in the Adjutant General Corp to be selected for the National Guard Reform Initiative. In addition to his duties as an Adjutant General officer, Major Young was also a four-year member of the All Army Softball team.
During his service in the Hawaii Army National Guard, he served as the C-E officer for the 29th Support Battalion, the Information Officer for the 29th Separate Infantry Brigade, Public Affairs Officer for the State Area Command, Hawaii Army National Guard, and Commander of the 117th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. After transferring to the United States Army Reserves, Major Young served as the Broadcast Officer for the 209th Broadcast Public Affairs Detachment in Rome, Georgia. In his civilian occupation, Major Young was a web developer for Clayton Homes Incorporated in Maryville, Tennessee. In 2008, Major Young was picked up for the Active Guard Reserve program and served as a media officer at NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Peterson Air Force Base, working in the Public Affairs’ Operations Division. Before his retirement, he served as the recruiting officer at the University of Michigan, Army Officer Education Program, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Major Young is a graduate of the Broadcast Management Course, Public Affairs Officer Qualification Course, Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course, and Adjutant General Officer Basic Course. Major Young was a member of the commandant’s list while attending the Adjutant General Corp Officer Basic Course. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal (3 awards), Alaska Community Service Medal.
Major Young spends his time as a full time dad and works from home developing web sites. He lives with twin daughters, Jordan Rylie and Logan Kiana, in Northwest Arkansas.