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USS Holland (AS-32)

Captain Charles Bruce Young USN Commanding Officer
A native of South Carolina, Rear Adm. (ret) Charles Bruce Young graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1970. After receiving a master of science in Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware in May 1971, he completed the Navy's nuclear power training program.

Rear Adm. Young's first ship assignment was USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN 631B) from September 1972 to April 1974. He returned to Nuclear Power School, Bainbridge, Md., and taught in the Officer Department from April 1974 to March 1976. Subsequently he graduated from the Submarine Officer Advanced Course in September 1976 and was then assigned as the Engineer Officer on USS Plunger (SSN 595) from October 1976 to September 1979. He next served as the Squadron Material Officer on the staff of Commander Submarine Squadron Sixteen in Kings Bay, Ga. In March 1982, he reported to USS Sand Lance (SSN 660) as Executive Officer. Following this tour in December 1983, he was assigned as Director of Tactical Training at the Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Training Center in Charleston, S.C. Rear Adm. Young reported as the Prospective Commanding Officer of PCU San Juan (SSN 751) in new construction at Electric Boat Company in Groton, Conn., in May 1986. He served as her commanding officer from 6 Aug 1988 to 12 May 1989. After completing his command tour on USS San Juan he served as Deputy Commander for Readiness and Training for Submarine Squadron Two from May 1989 to June 1990. Rear Adm. Young was Undersea Warfare Assistant Office Director for Advanced Submarine Technology in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 1990 to 1992. He relieved as Commanding Officer of USS Holland (AS 32) in April 1992 in Charleston, S.C. having served as her skipper from 1 April 1992 to 1 July 1994.

Biography courtesy of the U.S. Navy Leadership Biography’s.

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