Todd Young is a fifth generation Hoosier who grew up outside of Indianapolis. While growing up in Indiana, Todd delivered newspapers, mowed lawns and mopped floors at his family’s small business.
After he graduated from high school, Todd began his lifetime of service to our country when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. A year into his service, the Secretary of the Navy appointed Todd to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he graduated with honors and joined the U.S. Marine Corps.
As a Marine, Todd served on the southern border in Yuma, Arizona, leading fellow Marines as the nation fought against drug and human trafficking.
After a decade of serving in the Armed Forces, Todd was honorably discharged. He pursued graduate study at home and abroad, worked at The Heritage Foundation, and served as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate before returning home to Indiana to earn his law degree from Indiana University in 2005.