I, however, like sitting on the fence and not being a fan of either Young or Rush really. They're both daft IMO. But interesting characters.
Maybe we should make up Young's background. I bet someone here has done that. I'm guessing he had things go wrong in his military career which he blamed himself for. What Artemis wrote fits in with that:
But there's also some kind of an obsession to never lose a person under his command, even if that means he'd lose all of them or kill himself by trying.
Or maybe people kept being promoted over him and he became power crazed! lol.