Col. William “Dollar” Young

Col. William “Dollar” Young

Commander, 53rd Electronic Warfare Group (EWG), Eglin Air Force Base

Col. William “Dollar” Young, Jr is an accomplished strategist and leader with 27 years in the United States Air Force. He currently commands the 53rd Electronic Warfare Group (EWG) at Eglin Air Force Base. The 53 EWG is responsible for the secure development, testing, and distribution for nearly all mission data software supporting USAF combat aircraft. His organization is the free world’s largest mission data software reprogramming center with nearly 1,000 engineers, operators, analysts, intelligence, and maintenance personnel. Col. Young’s organization also provides survivability assessments for USAF fighter and bomber aircraft.

Col Young was commissioned in 1991 after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy. He earned his wings from Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training (SUNT). Col Young is a Distinguished Graduate of the US Air Force Weapons School and is a 2006 graduate of the USAF School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS). He is also a former Air Force Intern with rotations in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Air Force Operations Group, and the Air Force CHECKMATE Division. Col Young is an Instructor Electronic Warfare Officer with more than 2,400 flying hours in the EA-6B and B-52, including 240 combat hours during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He possesses a PhD from MIT, four Masters degrees and a BS in Engineering Science from the USAF Academy.

Speaking: November 29 - "Advancing Automation for EMS Warfighting"