Distinguished Member of the Corps



Command Sergeant Major Vincent D. Young


Command Sergeant Major Vincent D. Young was born in Los Angeles, California. As a First Sergeant, he was selected to be Proponency Sergeant Major. In this position, he flawlessly managed the entire enlisted transition and movement plan for the Chemical School’s BRAC move to Fort Leonard Wood. Furthermore, he spearheaded the final production and fielding of the first ever Chemical Soldier’s “Professional Development Guide”.


Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Young went on to become the CSM of the 3rd Chemical Brigade, where he served as the President for the Critical Task Selection Board for the Chemical Corps, which established the future training focus for all Chemical Soldiers. He provided guidance and advice on how to establish and institutionalize the Civil Support Skills Course which standardized the skills taught to Civil Support Teams and other associated agencies associated with domestic preparedness, CBRNE defense and Homeland Security.


Today, Command Sergeant Major Young has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the new CBRN Warrant Officer Basic and Advanced courses. He also participated in the initiative to successfully add HAZMAT training to the 74B10 Chemical Operations Specialist Course. In retirement, he is responsible for offering professional expertise on training strategies and resource solutions that directly supports the whole Army and specifically includes the Chemical Corps.


Command Sergeant Major Young’s awards include the Commanders Award for Civilian Service (2nd Award), the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.