Brigadier General Lyn D. Sherlock, is a proven executive with over 20 years of experience leading both large, diverse organizations and smaller, high-performing teams in the Department of Defense and the Department of State addressing national security, policy, operations, training, and resource issues. She is an effective communicator with extensive personal experience speaking to defense industry partners, business councils, Congressional staffs, senior U.S. government and foreign officials and the media.
Brigadier General Sherlock's last appointment in government was from 2009-2011 as the Director of Regional Affairs for Air Force International Affairs in the Pentagon. In that role, she was responsible for leading the Air Force's direct liaison with foreign government officials, US Government officials, and aerospace industry representatives to plan, negotiate and execute security cooperation programs to foreign governments. Prior to that, from 2008-2009, she served as the Director of Air Operations for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, which is responsible for formulating policy supporting air, space, irregular warfare, counter-proliferation, homeland security, and weather and cyber operation for the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff.
From 2006-2008, Brigadier General Sherlock served in senior positions in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs including the Director of Office International Security Operations and Senior Military Representative to State. The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is the Department of State's principal link to the Department of Defense and provides policy direction in the areas of international security, security assistance, military operations, defense strategies, and plans and defense trade controls.
Prior to her positions at the Department of State, Brigadier General Sherlock commanded the Air Force's largest Air Mobility Wing in California and the Air Force's primary nuclear airlift force at McChord Air Force Base, WA as the Operations Group Commander. During this time she was deployed to Germany and Qatar and commanded airlift and tanker units supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as to the Combined Air Operations Center directing both U.S. and coalition air Telecom operations.
In addition to the above accomplishments, Brigadier General Sherlock was the United States Transportation Command Liaison to the United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command providing transportation expertise to both Commands after the attacks of September 2001. She also served in a number of command and staff assignments at the Pentagon including the Air Force Chief of Staff's Operations Group and in the Directorate of Forces.
Brigadier General Sherlock earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Mechanics from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. Additionally, She serves on various boards including Veterans Moving Forward, a nonprofit organization that trains and provides service dogs for veterans at no cost to the veteran.