Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

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Lt. Col. Shawn R. Young

Lt. Col. Shawn R. Young assumed command of Lake City Army Ammunition Plant on July 9, 2020. Lake City Army Ammunition Plant conducts contract oversight and provides quality small-caliber munitions to the Warfighter.

Lt. Col. Young graduated from Georgia State University in 2000 and was commissioned in the United States Army as an ordnance officer. In 2001, he completed the Ordnance Officer Basic Course and his first duty assignment was 6th Ordnance Battalion in South Korea where he served as the battalion adjutant. He graduated the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course in 2004 and was detailed to the Logistics Corps. Lt. Col. Young is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and holds a Master’s of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Lt. Col. Young has held several key developmental, broadening, and command assignments, including a company command (Rear Detachment) with 24th Corps Support Group; a forward support company command with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division; and a battalion command (Rear Detachment) with 3rd Sustainment Brigade. He served as the Deputy Commander and Support Operations Officer for 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. He served as a plans chief, battalion and brigade executive officer, and brigade S4 for 3rd Sustainment Brigade. In addition, Lt. Col. Young has served as a battalion S1, S2, S3, S4 and support operations officer throughout his service.

Lt. Col. Young’s deployed assignments include Operation Iraqi Freedom IV as a battalion S4 and company commander; Operation Iraqi Freedom VII-IX as a company commander and deputy support operations officer; and Operation Enduring Freedom 2012-2013 as a brigade S4. His joint time includes serving as a joint sustainment planner for United States Forces – Korea.

Lt. Col. Young’s awards and decorations for his achievements in both combat and peacetime operations include the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze Star, and several other awards.

Tracy A. Cleaver

Mr. Tracy A. Cleaver became the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant Civilian Executive Assistant in April 2012.

He is a native of Perry, Missouri, and has more than 28 years of Army leadership and logistics experience. He was commissioned through ROTC in 1984 as an Infantry Officer from Central Missouri State University, where he majored in Industrial Safety. In 1991, Tracy requested and was granted a branch transfer from Infantry to Quartermaster. He has served at a number of CONUS installations, the US Army Europe command, US Army Korea, participated in numerous Joint Task Force disaster relief operations, Operations Desert Shield/Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cleaver has commanded at every level in the Army from platoon through brigade.

Upon retiring from active duty, he worked in civilian industry as a government contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton at the Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, supporting Army Sustainment Command’s (ASC) Distribution Management Center contract and led a team in the development of the ASC’s Five-Year Campaign Plan.