L-3 names new Washington executive

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. defense and homeland security company L-3 Communications has selected a former Army vice chief of staff as its new Washington operations head.
Promotion proposed for U.S. Army's Odierno

Promotion proposed for U.S. Army's Odierno

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Bush administration proposed promoting U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno to a four-star general after his tour in Iraq ends, The Washington Post reported.

U.S. Army to be reconfigured

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army will undergo its most drastic repositioning in decades under a plan signed off on by President George Bush, Army officials said Wednesday.

Army officials planning reduced operations

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Top U.S. Army officials announced plans to begin preparations for reduced Army-wide operations as a result of a congressional stalemate over war funding.

'Reset' is newest U.S. military catch-word

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The newest term the U.S. military has adopted in dealing with troop stress management is "reset," as heard in a CNN interview with U.S. Army Gen. Richard Cody.

U.S. Army trains advisers for Iraq

FORT RILEY, Kan., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has begun training midlevel officers to be military advisers to Iraqi forces at a facility in Kansas.

N.J. bans smoking except in casinos

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- New Jersey is about to become the 11th U.S. state to ban smoking in public places with the exception of a dozen Atlantic City, N.J., casinos, a report said.

U.S. may cut troops in Iraq in 2006?

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- The vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army said Thursday the United States might begin cutting troop levels in Iraq in 2006.

Army recall keeps the bands playing

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is keeping the bands playing, with 15 musicians among 5,600 former soldiers being tapped this week for a year's military duty.

10,000 plus to stay on in Iraq

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. military plans to extend the service of more than 10,000 soldiers in Iraq beyond the promised one-year commitment, defense officials said.

Dead helicopter crew identified

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- The Pentagon Tuesday announced the names of two soldiers who died when their Apache helicopter was shot down Sunday near Baghdad.

86 dead, 561 wounded in Iraq since April 1

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Seventy-eight troops have been killed and 520 wounded in the last two weeks of fighting in Iraq, according to a senior U.S. Army official.

Military equipment suffers in Iraqi heat

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials are battling to keep equipment functioning in Iraq and Afghanistan as heat and fine sand wears it down prematurely.
Richard Cody
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody meets a group of recently re-enlisted soldiers at a swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington on October 2007. The ceremony was held to demonstrate completion of this fiscal year's Army recruiting mission to induct more than 80,000 new active-duty soldiers. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Richard A. Cody, was a four-star general in the United States Army. He served as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from June 24, 2004 to July 31, 2008. He retired from the Army on August 1, 2008.

General Cody was born in Montpelier, Vermont, on 2 August 1950. He was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation in 1972 from the United States Military Academy. His military education includes completion of the Transportation Corps Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Aviation Maintenance Officer Course; the AH-1, AH-64, AH-64D, UH-60, and MH-60K Aircraft Qualification Courses; the Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. General Cody is a Master Aviator with over 5,000 hours of flight time, and is an air assault graduate.

Prior to his current assignment, General Cody spent 32 years in a variety of command and staff assignments, most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army. Other key assignments include Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell; Director, Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Deputy Commanding General, Task Force Hawk, Tirana, Albania; Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commander, 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division; Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Combined Field Army, Korea; and Director, Flight Concepts Division.

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