Brig. Gen. Lyn D. Sherlock was the Director, Regional Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She managed the Air Force's direct liaison with foreign government officials, Washington agency counterparts, and representatives of the aerospace industry to implement Air Force security cooperation programs, particularly the sale of Air Force military equipment to foreign governments. The Regional Affairs Directorate provides analysis and advice to senior leaders on current politico-military affairs and their impact on the Air Force. In this position, she also served as Air Force member, Delegation to Inter-American Defense Board; and Air Force Member, Joint Mexico-U.S. Defense Commission.
General Sherlock was commissioned in 1982 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. She has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, and has staff experience at U.S. Central Command headquarters and Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
General Sherlock's contingency experience includes deployments during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. During Operation Enduring Freedom, she served as the U.S. Transportation Command Liaison Officer to U.S. Central Command, ensuring the rapid delivery of forces and resources in the global war against terrorism. She also served as commander of a base in Southwest Asia responsible for airlift operations into Afghanistan. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, she served as Commander of the 362nd Air Expeditionary Group at Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, directing combat airlift operations for both OIF and OEF, and was the Deputy Mission Commander for the airdrop of the 173rd Airborne Brigade into Northern Iraq at the beginning of OIF.