Sheila Zuehlke joined the SynED board in March 2019. She retired from the United States Air Force Reserve in June 2017 after 34 years of distinguished service, including as a Major General and Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 24th Air Force, Air Forces Cyber. During her Air Force career, she also served as the senior reserve advisor to the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency.

In addition to serving in the United States Air Force, Ms. Zuehlke founded and ran a software development company, Dragon Research and Engineering, which specialized in applying emerging software technologies to create rapid prototypes and software solutions for Department of Defense and Intelligence Community problems. She currently provides consulting services under her new company, Z-Cube, LLC.

Ms. Zuehlke is a member of the Office of Secretary of Defense Reserve Forces Policy Board, an independent adviser to the Secretary of Defense. She is also Chairman of the Board for True Blue Service Dogs, Inc.–a non-profit training service dogs for veterans and retired law enforcement suffering from PTSD and other disabilities. Ms. Zuehlke serves on the Advisory Council for the University of San Diego’s Center for Cybersecurity Engineering and Technology. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii.

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