Commander Sherrod is a native of Pennsylvania who graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned through their NROTC program in 2002. She was designated a Naval Aviator in 2004.
After initial SH-60B training at HSL-40 in Mayport, FL, she joined the Swamp Foxes of HSL-44 where she deployed with Det 3 as the Admin Officer, and Det 4 and Det 9 as the Maintenance Officer. Upon completion of her operational sea tour, she headed back to HSM-40 as an SH-60B instructor pilot and served as the scheduling officer, Night Vision Device program manager, and the NATOPS Officer, and was recognized as the 2010 HSM-40 Pilot of the Year.
For her disassociated sea tour, she served as the Air Operations officer for Destroyer Squadron TWO ONE deploying aboard USS John C. Stennis with Carrier Strike Group THREE in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
She transitioned to Selected Reserves (SELRES) in September 2012. From 2012-2017 she served on Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) staff supporting aviation safety trend analysis and reporting, and in 2017 assumed the position of Executive Assistant to the CNAF Executive Director. In 2018 she joined NR COMCARSTRIKEGRU FIFTEEN where she served as the Training Department Head.
Commander Sherrod holds a Master’s of Art in Teaching Secondary Science from The University of Southern California. She is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various campaign awards.