After boot camp and seamanship training, Sherri became an Illustrator / Draftsman – one of only 89 in the Navy at the time. She spent the first half of her career on active duty and the second half in the reserves. On her first ship, Sherri was one of only 100 women in a crew of 1,300 sailors.
Sherri retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1999 as a Chief Petty Officer and the first woman to be promoted to that rank within her specialty in the Navy Reserves. She was awarded two Navy Achievement Medals and a Navy & Marine Corp Commendation Medal.
Throughout her career she has lived and spent extensive time in many interesting places: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Honolulu, New Orleans, Fort Worth Texas, and Florida – not to mention the months she spent out at sea.
Sherri has also raised six children, including three stepsons and she is currently raising her 15 year old disabled granddaughter.
This coming year Sherri will be returning to college where she will pursue a new degree and obtain a teaching certificate!
Listen to Sherri's Interview
“Revolution” – The Beatles
“Before They Make Me Run” – The Rolling Stones
“All the Young Dudes” – Mott The Hoople
“Back in the Saddle” – Aerosmith
“All You Need is Love” – The Beatles
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