Bryon Young serves as the executive director of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
He oversees the execution of contracts that support research and development initiatives across the U.S. Army as well as mission critical contracting work for warfighters, program executive office and institutional customers of the military branch.
Young joined the Senior Executive Service in November 2004 and also concurrently serves as the principal assistant responsible for contracting for the commander of the Army Material Command.
He previously served as director of the Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command Contracting Center, Mission and Installation Contracting Command and Contracting Agency in Falls Church, Virginia.
He also worked as deputy director and chief of staff at the Army Contracting Center, director for contracting and assistant secretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency Raytheon and DCMA Milwaukee, chief of the procurement division at Defense Personnel Support Center-Europe and procurement team chief at the Army Missile Command.
Young was an Army air defense officer for 13 years and deployed to the XVIII Airborne Corps, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 32nd Army Air Defense Command as well as assigned as ROTC instructor at Princeton University before he joined the Army Acquisition Corps.
He is currently also a member of the Association of the United States Army and the National Defense Industrial Association.
His awards and military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Army Commendation Medal.