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Getting to know you: Sgt Christopher Young

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  • By Staff Reports
  • Robins Public Affairs
This week our Getting to Know You feature highlights Sgt Christopher Young, HMLA 773(-), MAG 49, 4th MAW administrative clerk.

Time in service: 9 years
Hometown: Alma, Ga.

What does your work involve at Robins? "I am the legal chief for the unit. The day typically starts around 7:30 a.m., checking emails to see what tasks I need to complete for the day. Then the Marines in my shop attend our morning meeting to go over work for the day. After all the information has been passed by leadership, we tackle our assigned tasks."

How does your work contribute to the Marine mission? "My job helps ensure the command has legal support for administrative separations, non-judicial punishment and courts martial. The legal process is a tool for the commander to enforce rule and articles governing the good order and discipline of the Marines under his charge."

What do you enjoy most about your work? "I appreciate the mere fact that there is always something new to learn in this field. It's forever changing and evolving."

What is the best advice you've learned? "To always keep your head held high during good and bad times. I was advised of that by my very first staff noncommissioned officer in charge when my great grandmother had just died. It was at that point I realized that bad things happen every day. It's how we handle the problem that makes us who we are."

Who has been a big influence in your life? "My leadership and my family. They have guided me and taught me so much."