Sarah is the youngest of six children born into a military family. Her father retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant after 21 years of service, and her mother served as a medic in the Women's Army Corps during WWII. Her parent’s service to our country inspired her undying passion for our soldiers and their families.
Sarah met her husband Lieutenant General Rick Lynch while he was stationed at Fort Hood. They married in 1982; and for 30 years, they served the Army as a command team. As a senior spouse and "First Lady" of both the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart, and III Corps and Fort Hood, Sarah focused her attention on soldiers and their families to ensure their quality of life was commensurate with their quality of service. More specifically, Sarah served as an advocate for soldiers and their families, and aimed to reach the issues which affected their well-being. She was most passionate about Survivor Outreach Services, the Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Readiness Groups, Resiliency, and Child and Youth Services.
While serving in the Army, Sarah and Rick raised two children, Susan and Lucas. During their 30 years together in the Army, she and Rick moved twenty-seven times while Sarah took care of their family and supported other families as well. Additionally, Sarah has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Health, holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Louisville, and has taught 3rd through 12th grade in various public school systems.
“When I met Gary Sinise, I could tell immediately that he truly cared not just for our service members, but for their families as well. Our military families need love and support, and the Gary Sinise Foundation is providing that.”
— Sarah Lynch