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Janet Aline Young

October 13, 1958 — August 13, 2023

Colonel Janet Aline Young; soulmate, loving mom and devoted friend, age 64, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away suddenly Sunday, August 13, 2023 in Waldorf, Maryland. She was born in Oklahoma City, OK on October 13, 1958, to the late Joseph Wayne Young and Helen Frances Kirby Young. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force.


Colonel Young is survived by her husband; Norman Shepard Koenighaus of Fayetteville, GA; a daughter, Diana Ashley Muralles & her husband Hassen Muralles, and grandson Logan Shepard Muralles of Griffin, GA; a son Matthew Ray Koenighaus of Fayetteville, GA; and three brothers; Gregory Young of Ocean View, Delaware; Mark Young of Navarre, FL; Jason Young of Oxon Hill, MD.


Colonel Young was Commissioned through Officer Training School and entered active duty in 1984. She served in a variety of Financial Management assignments throughout her career to include Chief of Accounting and Finance, Chief of Budget, Comptroller, and Squadron Commander positions at wing level. She held budget positions at Air Combat Command and Air Staff, and served a joint tour in both comptroller and programming positions at US Special Operations Command. Colonel Young also served as the Military Assistant to the Auditor General of the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC. Her final position prior to retirement was Chief, Financial Services Division, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, VA.


A graveside service for Colonel Young will be held at Noon on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Dasher Cemetery with Mr. David Nelson officiating. Friends are invited to share a meal with the family following the service at the Dasher Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at McLane Lakewood in Lake Park from 11-11:45AM. Condolences may be expressed online at www.mclanecares.com. 


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Colonel Young's Education & Accomplishments


EDUCATION

1981 Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City TN

1984 Officer Training School, Medina Annex TX

1984 Accounting and Finance Officer Course, Sheppard AFB TX

1986 Master of Arts in Management and Computer Resource Management. Webster University, St Louis MO

1987 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base AL

1991 Comptroller Staff Officer Course, Sheppard AFB TX

1994 Professional Military Comptroller School, Maxwell AB AL

1996 Squadron Commander Course, Randolph Air Force Base TX

1999 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base AL

1999 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base AL

2000 Joint and Combined Staff Officer School, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk VA

2001 Air War College Nonresident Studies Seminar Program, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base AL

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

2007 Certified Defense Financial Manager



ASSIGNMENTS

May 1984- Jul 1987 System Accountant and Directorate Systems Configuration Officer, AF

Accounting and Finance Center, Denver CO

Jul 1987- Jun 1989 Chief, Accounting and Finance Branch, 32d Tactical Fighter Wing, Soesterberg Air Base NL

Jun 1989- Jun 1991 Chief, Accounting and Finance Branch and Chief, Budget Branch, 487th Tactical Missile Wing, Comiso Air Station IT

Aug 1991- Oct 1992 Chief, Budget Branch, 31st Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Force Base FL

Oct 1992- Oct 1994 Special Funds Financial Analyst and Major Command Budget Analyst, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base VA

Oct 1994- Oct 1996 Comptroller, 33d Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base FL

Oct 1996- Jun 1998 Commander, 56th Comptroller Squadron, Luke Air Force Base AZ

Jun 1998- Jun 1999 Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base AL

Jun 1999- Jun 2003 Chief, Policy and Integration on Branch and Special Operations Program Analyst, Headquarters US Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base FL

Jul 2003- Jul 2004 Chief, Information Management Division, Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller), Pentagon, Washington DC

Jul 2004- Jul 2005 Military Assistant to the Auditor General, Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

Jul 2005- Retirement Chief. Financial Services Division, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base VA



MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

1986 - National Dean's List (submitted by Webster University)

1992 - Air Combat Command Financial Analysis Officer of the Year

1992 - Air Force Financial Analysis Officer of the year

1993 - DoD American Society of Military Comptrollers Budget Officer of the Year

1993 - Air Force Financial Management Author of the Year

1999 - Air University Foundation Award for Technology Excellence in Research, ACSC Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Recognition Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal with service star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal with service star

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal



EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant 29 February, 1984

First Lieutenant 28 February, 1986

Captain 28 February, 1988

Major 1 February, 1996

Lieutenant Colonel 1 July, 2000

Colonel 1 April, 2006


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