He has line responsibility within ACDA for all aspects of mine control, and served as deputy head of the United States delegation to the Review Conference on the Convention on Conventional Weapons where he devised the requirement that unmarked anti-personnel landmines self-destruct and self-deactivate.
Mr. Sherman is also charged with preparing ACDA's Annual Reports to Congress.
Mr. Sherman has served in ACDA since 1993. Previously, he served for 25 years on Congressional staff as a national security specialist. Among his employers were the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Budget Committee, Rep. Les AuCoin, Rep. Tom Downey, Rep. Bob Carr, Rep. Robert Leggett, Rep. Howard Berman, Sen. (then-Rep.) Tom Harkin, Sen. (then-Rep.) Byron Dorgan, and Sen. George McGovern. He was the principal staff member on the Anti-Satellite Flight Test Ban amendment and the Depressed Trajectory Ballistic Missile Flight Test Ban amendment.
Before joining Congressional staff, Mr. Sherman wrote and edited Verbal Aptitude Exams for the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ.
He has published more than 40 articles on national security subjects in various outlets including Air Force Magazine, Arms Control Today, The Baltimore Sun, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Foreign Policy, The Journal of the Armed Forces International, The New York Times, NATO's Fifteen Nations, The Oregonian, and The Washington Post.
Mr. Sherman was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. He holds a B.S. in chemistry from Oberlin College and an M.A. in social psychology from the University of Connecticut. He is married to the former Enid McKitrick of New York City. He has two children, Lisa and John.