Securing America's Future Energy

General Richard A. Cody, U.S. Army (Ret.)


General Richard A. Cody served as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff for the United States Army from June 2004 to August 2008.  Prior to his assignment, General Cody served 32 years in a variety of command and staff assignments, including Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3; Director of Operations, Plans and Mobilization; Deputy Commanding General, Task Force Hawk in Albania; and Assistant Division Commander, 4th Infantry Division (MECH).  A graduate of the United States Military Academy, General Cody is a Master Army Aviator, rated in over 19 helicopters, and has more than 5,000 hours of flight time.

General Cody is currently a Corporate Vice President for L-3 Communications, Inc.  He is also a Board Trustee of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, on the Advisory Board for Hope for the Warriors, a Trustee of NOBLIS, the Chairman of the Board and National Chairman for Homes for Our Troops, and is in the Army Aviation Hall of Fame.

General Cody is married to the former Vicki Lynn Heavner. They have two sons, Clint and Tyler, both active duty Army Helicopter pilots who have several combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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