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Sherri Hayes

Special Advisor


GS-15 (Ret) Mrs Sherri J. Hayes retired from the Department of the Air Force on 3 April 2018 after 37 years of federal civil service. Mrs. Hayes entered the federal service in 1981 at Tinker AFB, OK and is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College and Air War College. She received her BS degree in Business Administration from Troy State University and an MBA in Human Resource Management from Southern Columbia University, AL. She has served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at wing, center, numbered AF and major command levels. She has a multi-faceted, diverse background in human resource specialties of manpower, personnel, as well as accounting, budget, procurement and readiness. Prior to retirement, Mrs Hayes served as the Executive Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. She was responsible for MAJCOM policies, programs and objectives involving all functional areas of military and civilian personnel management ensuring the delivery of fully qualified Air Commandos to the joint warfighter while also meeting the needs of more than 16,000 active duty military and civilians as well as their families. Her decorations include the DoD Exemplary Civilian Service Medal, Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, two Air Force level Civilian Manager of the Year Awards, three AFSOC Senior Civilian of the Year Awards, AFSOC’s AFA Outstanding Civilian of the Year, AFSOC’s General Benjamin Davis Jr Management Engineering of the Year Award, twice AFSOC’s General Michael P.C. Carns Award for Leadership, Innovation & Ingenuity Award, and awarded the Air Force Roger M Blanchard Memorial Award for Character and Innovation. Mrs Hayes joined the ACA Board as a Civilian Advisor in 2018 as well as Advisor to the S.O.F. Missions Board of Directors in 2019.