Staff Sergeant Sherri Jo Gallagher is an 88m, Motor Transport Operator, serving as a Competition Parachutist on the 8-Way Competition Team. Sherri Jo enlisted in 2008 and attended Basic Training at Ft Leonard Wood. Immediately after, she attended her Advanced Individual Training as a truck driver, also at Ft. Leonard Wood. Throughout her career, she was stationed in Ft. Benning, GA where she served as a shooter competitor/ instructor on the Army Marksmanship Unit where she competed in a number of World Championships and National Championships. She also instructed Squad Designated Marksmanship classes for Soldiers in Long Range rifle engagements. In 2010, she competed and won the Army Soldier of the Year Competition. She remained with the USAMU for five years until her assignment to the U.S. Army Parachute Team in 2012. SSG Gallagher has had one tour in Afghanistan where she trained female Afghanistan officers in basic marksmanship. She has been awarded the President's Hundred Tab, Basic Airborne Wings, one Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, and four Army Achievement Medals. Since learning to skydive in 2012, she has logged over 1,500 free fall parachute jumps and five military static line jumps. In her free time she enjoys, flying in the Verticle Wind Tunnel, long range rifle competition, theater and literature, crossfit training and yoga.

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