Major General Sheryl E. Gordon is Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Alabama Army National Guard. In this role, she serves as the primary advisor to the Adjutant General on all matters pertaining to the Alabama Army National Guard. She is responsible to develop, implement, and administer procedures and policies that support the Adjutant General's strategic vision, mission, and for the Alabama Army National Guard. General Gordon is responsible for command and control of the Alabama Army National Guard's Direct Reporting and separate units, to include the 142nd Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Alabama National Guard Training Sites at Fort McClellan and Eglin Air Force Base, the 200th Regiment (Leadership), the 131st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment and the 46th Civil Support Team. General Gordon monitors strength management, Soldier morale and welfare, and deployment status, providing command emphasis and targeted staff assistance. She works with Joint Force Headquarters primary staff officers to ensure that supporting and facilitating unit readiness is the focus for all staff activities. General Gordon serves as the senior Army Officer on the Alabama Armory Commission and represents the Adjutant General and the Alabama National Guard at local, state, and national functions.
General Gordon was commissioned in 1981 through the Alabama Military Academy. She has served in numerous command and staff positions including Maintenance, Logistical and Personnel Staff Officer, Chemical Battalion Commander, Commander, Detachment 1, 200th Theater Support Command, Materiel Management Center, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, 167th Theater Support Command, Commander, 200th Regiment (Leadership), and Garrison Commander, Fort McClellan Training Center. She also served as Commander, 62nd Troop Command, the largest Major Command in the Alabama Army National Guard with over 5,000 Soldiers. General Gordon is the first female general officer in Alabama National Guard history.