Office of the Governor of Alabama

Alabama National Guard

Major General Sheryl Gordon

Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard

Major General Sheryl E. Gordon assumed her duties as the 42nd adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard, July 28, 2017. As adjutant general, she advises the governor on military affairs and commands the Alabama Army and Air National Guard and its more than 12,000 citizen Soldiers and Airmen. Gordon was commissioned in 1981 through the Alabama Military Academy. She became the Alabama National Guard’s first female general officer in 2009, and is the first female adjutant general in Alabama National Guard history. Prior to her selection as Adjutant General, Gordon served as Assistant Adjutant General and Commander of 62nd Troop Command in Montgomery, Alabama.

Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Alabama Veteran Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Alabama Special Service Ribbon
Alabama Faithful Service Ribbon (with Silver and Bronze Saint Andrews Cross)
Alabama Basic Training Ribbon

National Guard Association of Alabama
Association of Quartermasters

Second Lieutenant 27 June 1981
First Lieutenant 26 June 1984
Captain 31 August 1985
Major 25 August 1993
Lieutenant Colonel 26 May 1999
Colonel 29 September 2003
Brigadier General 1 February 2009
Major General 22 September 2011