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Guard officer inducted into OCS Hall of Fame
Other honors also listed in story
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Col. David K. Young
FORT BENNING, — Georgia Army National Guard’s Col. David K. Young of Richmond Hill has been inducted into the active Army’s Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Marshall Auditorium at Fort Benning on March 30.
Young, who is joint director of military support, Joint Forces Headquarters at Marietta’s Dobbins Air Reserve Base, was one of 47 soldiers to be installed during the ceremony.
“It was great to return and be a part of this after having gone through here so long ago,” Young said.
Officials with the school consider induction into the hall of fame the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a former OCS graduate. Graduates become eligible by either attaining the rank of colonel, or by receiving a Medal of Honor, or by distinguishing themselves in their civilian occupation.
In his civilian life, Young is the facility manager for the National Guard Training Center at Fort Stewart near Savannah.
“This experience meant everything to me. It was probably the defining time in my life,” Young said as he recalled his involvement with the program. He credits OCS with teaching him important leadership skills he has found useful both in and out of uniform.
Young entered the reserve component of officer candidate training in 1980 after serving 11 years as an enlisted guardsman. He received his commission as a second lieutenant on Jan. 4, 1982.
From November 1990 through April 1991, Young was called to active duty to serve in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield in the Persian Gulf. Before becoming joint director of military support at JFHQ, Young served as chief of Headquarters Detachment, facilities management office in Ellenwood, Ga.
Over the course of his military career, Young has received two Meritorious Service medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Army Commendation medals, three Georgia Meritorious Service medals, two Georgia Commendation medals, and the Georgia Special Operations Medal, along with numerous other awards and recognitions.

Lindsey Guyett of Hinesville is completing her student teaching assignment from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater this semester.
Guyett, an agricultural education graduate student, has been assigned to Woodward High School.
A total of 268 students have received teaching assignments this semester in Oklahoma, Texas, Costa Rica and England.

Army Pfc. Kathryn L. Hemingway has graduated from the Petroleum Supply Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.
The course trains soldiers in receipt, storage, issue, shipping and distribution of petroleum, oil and lubricant products used by the Army.
She is the daughter of Harold J. and Evelyn M. Hemingway of Hinesville. She is a 1992 graduate of Cobb County Adult High School in  Marietta.

Air Force Airman Albert Q. Romain has graduated from the Traffic Management Apprentice Course at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The course trains students in the planning, arranging and procuring of air, rail, motor carrier and bus transportation service for military and civilian members and their dependents via military and commercial carriers; including shipping and storing of personal property, house trailers, and privately owned vehicles.
He is the son of Albert and Donna L. Romain of Hinesville and is a 2004 graduate of Bradwell Institute.

Shelia Welsh of Lacey, Wash. has been named to the academic honors list at St. Martin University for the spring semester.
Undergraduate students earning a 4.00 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of academic honors at the university.
Welsh is the daughter of Georgia Mae and Randolph Walthour of Midway.
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