Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Returned & Services League of Australia,
Washington Sub-Branch,
1601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Invitation to August meeting
When - Thursday August 11, 2016
Time - Noon to 2:00 pm.
Where –Amenities Room,
Embassy of Australia,
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20036
Guest speaker:    MAJGEN Richard J. Sherlock USA rtd., President and CEO of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) and the MedEvac Foundation International.
Topic – Aeromedevac.
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas.  Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
Attire: Business casual.
RSVP by noon on Wednesday August 10, 2016, to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com
NOTE: Valid photo ID required.
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and, at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday September 8, 2016.

Richard J. Sherlock
The Association of Air Medical Services and
The MedEvac Foundation International
909 N. Washington Street, Suite #410
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-8732
Richard Sherlock is the President and CEO of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) and the MedEvac Foundation International.  AAMS is the international trade association for providers of rotary-wing and fixed-wing air medical transport services and for ground critical care and specialty care transport services.  The MedEvac Foundation is the industry’s leading charitable organization that supports AAMS, its members, and the patients they serve with research, education, and outreach programs, and with charitable grants and awards.  Rick is an experienced executive with over 20 years of demonstrated leadership in building and transforming high-profile government and private-sector operations into agile, high-performance organizations that exceed objectives.  Rick’s government and private-sector experience includes an extensive background in strategic planning, operations, training, resource management, human resource management, and in aviation operations, maintenance, and safety programs.
Prior to joining AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International, Rick had a very rewarding and challenging career in the U.S. Army, where he served in a wide variety of positions, including the Chief of Staff and the Director of Strategy, Plans, and Programs for U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany.  Rick served in senior positions in the Pentagon, on both the Joint Staff and on the Department of the Army Staff, and routinely interacted with Congressional Members, committees, and staffs and with the U.S. and International Press Corps.  He served in Iraq, and has led organizations of all sizes, from large organizations to small high-performing teams. 
Rick enjoys a life-long love of aviation, has flown a variety of aircraft, and has served as an Instructor Pilot, Standardization Instructor Pilot, and Instrument Flight Examiner.  He has lived and worked overseas and enjoys working with people of diverse cultures.
Rick earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, a Master's degree in Human Resource Management from Troy University, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.
Rick balances career and family life with his wife Lyn, who recently transitioned from her career with the U.S. Air Force, and their daughters.  He is involved in community organizations and serves as the President of Alumni Board of the Culver Academies and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Culver Educational Foundation.  He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Army Aviation Association of America.