Sherrill D. Stamey II enlisted in the United States Navy, completed Basic Training in July, 1987, Yeoman “A” School in August, 1987, with follow on assignments to Fleet Training Group, Western Pacific in Yokosuka, Japan until 1989, along with Patrol Squadron 4 (VP-4) in Barbers Point, Hawaii through 1992. While assigned to VP-4, he deployed to Diego Garcia and Masirah, Oman, in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. In 1992, he transferred to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110) in Miramar, California and earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) Designation. In 1994, Sherrill selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program. He received his commission in May 1996. In the summer of 1996, Sherrill attended the Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport Rhode Island and in late 1996, he reported to the USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) in Yokosuka, Japan serving as the Gunnery Officer and Machinery Division Officer while earning his Surface Warfare Officer Designation. His leadership abilities led him to assume the position as the Officer in Charge, Fleet Assistance and Support Team, Yokosuka, Japan in 1998. Selected for lateral transfer into the Cryptologic community, in 1999, he attended the Navy Cryptologic Officer Basic Course in Pensacola, Florida before reporting to the United States Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Misawa, Japan in 2000. At NSGA Misawa, as the Air Operations Officer, he qualified as a Special Evaluator, earning his Naval Aviation Observer Wing Designation, amassing over 1000 flight hours while directly supporting Operation Noble Eagle in Puerto Rico. In May 2003, he transferred to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, graduating in May 2005 with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. Sherrill completed his Navy career retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Commander.