Major General Jannette Young serves as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Education Training Command. General Young is responsible for advising and assisting the Commander and staff on formulating, developing, and coordinating policies and programs impacting more than 106,000 Air National Guard members. She ensures mission requirements of the 88 Flying Wings and 88 Support Units are considered in the planning and execution phases of the Air Education Training Command.
General Young received her commission through a direct commission for health professionals in February 1984 in the United States Army Reserves, transferring to the Air National Guard in 1988. She has served as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Health Promotion Coordinator and Chief Nurse Executive of the 164th Airlift Wing in the Medical Squadron in Memphis. Appointed as a State Headquarters staff officer in 2000, she was appointed to the role of Chief of Staff in April 2004 and also served as the Air Deputy Commander, Joint Forces Headquarters, Tennessee National Guard. In June 2005, she served as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Air Force Assistant Surgeon General, Medical Force Development and Nursing Services. General Young assumed her current position in April 2009.