Military Bios

Brigadier General Daniel J. Sherlock:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Retired Nov. 1, 1990.  
Brigadier General Daniel J. Sherlock is commander, 832nd Air Division, Tactical Air Command, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
General Sherlock was born in 1938, in Syracuse, N.Y. He graduated from St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City, N.J., in 1956 and earned a bachelor of arts degree from St. Michael's College in 1960. He completed Squadron Officer School in 1965, Air Command and Staff College in 1973, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1974.
Upon graduation from St. Michael's College, General Sherlock was commissioned in the Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He began pilot training in June 1960 at Spence Air Base, Ga., and received his pilot wings at Craig Air Force Base, Ala., in August 1961. After completing F-102 training at Perrin Air Force Base, Texas, in July 1962, he was assigned to the 482nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.
In July 1964 the general transferred to the 509th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Clark Air Base, Philippines, and served as an F-102 pilot and assistant operations officer. Upon returning to the United States in February 1967, he was assigned as an F-4 instructor pilot with the 4454th Tactical Training Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
In March 1970 the general was assigned to Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., as a fighter deployments staff officer in the Directorate of Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. In April 1973 he was assigned to Korat Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand, where he served as an F-4 flight commander, 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron, and chief of the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing Standardization and Evaluation Division.
Returning to the United States in July 1974, he was assigned to the 9th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., where he served as an F-4 squadron operations officer and later as chief of the Wing Standardization and Evaluation Section. In November 1976 he transferred to Luke as chief of the F-15 Training Division. While at Luke he became commander of the 550th Tactical Training Squadron in November 1977 and later served as assistant deputy commander for operations with the 405th Tactical Training Wing.
The general returned to Langley in November 1980 as chief of the Concepts Division, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, and later became deputy to the director of joint matters, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans. In August 1981 he was assigned to Holloman as deputy commander for operations, 49th Tactical Training Wing. From November 1982 to April 1983 he served as vice commander, 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, Moody Air Force Base, Ga. He returned to Luke as commander of the 405th Tactical Training Wing in April 1983. In June 1985 he was assigned as deputy chief of staff, operations, Headquarters 12th Air Force, Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas. He assumed his present command in June 1987.
General Sherlock is a command pilot with more than 5,500 flying hours, including more than 200 combat missions in Southeast Asia. He has flown F-15s, F-16s, F-4s, F-102s, T-33s, T-34s and T-37s. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four service stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He was promoted to brigadier general Nov. 1, 1987, with same date of rank.


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