Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Term of Service: 2 Years – Beginning June 2016
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody represents the highest enlisted level of leadership, and as such, provides direction for the enlisted force and represents their interests, as appropriate, to the American public, and to those in all levels of government. He serves as the personal adviser to the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of the enlisted force.
Chief Cody is the 17th Chief Master Sergeant appointed to the highest non-commissioned officer position. He entered the Air Force in November 1984 and graduated from the air traffic control specialist course at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., in May 1985. His background includes various duties in air traffic control at the unit and major command levels. Throughout his career, he has filled a myriad of roles including additional-duty First Sergeant and Directorate Superintendent. His assignments include bases in New Hampshire, California, Virginia and Florida. He also served overseas in Germany, South Korea, Turkey, and deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.