U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomed a new command sergeant major during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va., March 12.

ARCYBER commanding general Lt. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone passed the command's colors to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl D. Lyon, signifying her acceptance of the senior enlisted position in the organization.

Lyon, who will serve as ARCYBER's senior enlisted advisor, joined the Army in 1991 and completed training as an Arabic linguist and Signals Intelligence Analyst. She has since served tours of duty in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including service in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn and with the Kosovo Force. She has served in every enlisted leadership position, from team sergeant to first sergeant, to command sergeant major at the brigade level and senior enlisted leader at the nominative level. She comes to Fort Belvoir following duty as the U.S. Army Europe command sergeant major.

During her brief remarks at the assumption of responsibility ceremony, Lyon said she is already impressed by the professionalism of the Army Cyber team and all they have accomplished, and that she is looking forward to facing the challenges ahead as part of that team.

Nakasone called Lyon a leader of character whose wealth of experience as a command sergeant major makes her "singularly prepared for the challenges and the opportunities ... I am confident she will continue leading, mentoring and developing Soldiers and officers."

Lyon's military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Courses, the First Sergeant Course, and the Sergeants Major Academy. Her other training and qualifications include the Basic Arabic course, Airborne School, the Jumpmaster course, the Master Fitness Trainer course and the SERE High Risk course. She holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Western Kentucky University.

Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star (with one oak leaf cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Good Conduct Medal (8th award), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Basic Aviator Crew Badge, and the Military Intelligence Corps Association Knowlton Award.

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