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Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey L. YoungCommand Sergeant Major Jeffrey L. Young was appointed the sixth State Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the Florida Army National Guard on May 3, 2015. Prior to his assignment as Florida’s State CSM, he was serving as CSM with the 53rd Brigade Combat Team, Pinellas Park, Florida.

Young entered the military by joining the Oklahoma Army National Guard on May 13, 1985, as an 11C Mortar Infantryman and was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry. He attended Basic Combat training and Advance Individual Training at Fort Benning, Ga. He transferred into the Florida Army National Guard in 1987. Throughout his 30 year career, he has served in every enlisted leadership position, to include: First Sergeant of Company B, 1st Battalion 124th Infantry; Command Sergeant Major of 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment; and Command Sergeant Major of 83rd Troop Command. He currently serves as the Command Sergeant Major of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team; as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander.

Young deployed from 2003-2004 as a company first sergeant with 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, to Iraq. He has served on nearly every State Activation since his transfer to the Florida Army National Guard in 1987.

Young is a traditional Guardsman, and is currently employed by the Miami-Dade Police Department, Homeland Security Bureau, and is detached to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Miramar, Fla.