For Immediate Release
November 9, 2012
AFA Congratulates New Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
ARLINGTON, Va. – Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has named Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody to serve as the 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force.
Cody will assume his new position on Feb. 1, following the Jan. 31 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy. Roy's retirement will culminate more than 30 years of service to the Air Force.
“On behalf of the AFA, we congratulate Chief Cody and welcome him to the new position,” said George Muellner, AFA Chairman of the Board. “The years to come will be filled with many challenges and opportunities for our Air Force. But the depth of his experience, dedication and professionalism will, without a doubt, move us forward in fulfilling the needs of our enlisted airmen.”
“The extensive commitment and passion of Chief Roy and Paula were very evident in all they did on behalf of our enlisted force,” said Craig McKinley, President of AFA. “As we had worked closely with Chief Roy during his tenure to support our enlisted airmen, we look forward to working alongside Chief Cody as we strengthen our programs regarding the welfare and readiness of this remarkable force and their families.”
Chief Cody 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. Throughout his career, he has filled a myriad of additional duties ranging from First Sergeant to Directorate Superintendent. The chief also served overseas in Germany, 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, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Ill.
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