HomeNewsArticle Display

Cody: Committed to moving forward

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks during a session at the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 21, 2016.  Cody's presentation focused on taking care of Airmen at all levels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks during a session at the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 21, 2016. Cody's presentation focused on taking care of Airmen at all levels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks during a session of the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 21, 2016.  Cody's presentation focused on taking care of Airmen at all levels.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks during a session of the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 21, 2016. Cody's presentation focused on taking care of Airmen at all levels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is joined on stage by his wife, Athena, during a session at the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 21, 2016.  Cody's presentation focused on taking care of Airmen at all levels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is joined on stage by his wife, Athena, during a session at the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 21, 2016. Cody's presentation focused on taking care of Airmen at all levels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson)

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) -- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody conveyed his commitment to taking care of Airmen during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept. 21.

Cody underscored the complexity of taking care of Airmen from the ground up. 

“This is a family business,” Cody said. “For most of our Airmen, this is the family they have for most of their waking hours.”

Striking the balance between the Air Force family and the family at home is a major area Cody focused on during his tenure. He attributed the areas of deliberate development of Airmen, and caring for Airmen and their families, for creating more resilient Airmen.

Cody highlighted the ways development created a highly-educated enlisted force.

Currently every core career field has credentialing opportunities online, and the Community College of the Air Force graduated a record 23,000 Airmen in 2016. 

“It is absolutely essential to the future of our Air Force that we continually and deliberately develop those serving in the profession of arms,” Cody said.

Cody also discussed the challenges the Air Force faces when caring for Airmen and their families, and the progress currently being made.

“There are countless things we have done to bring Airmen and their families together,” Cody said. “We’re having conversations about the challenges they’re facing and what’s needed.”

The Air Force has expanded the military family life counselor program and different major commands have developed their own resiliency programs, including RUFit in U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

During the conference, Cody’s wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, invited spouses to participate in social media forums to join the discussion on challenges Air Force families face.

The CMSAF recognized the need to continue to develop Airmen beyond his tenure, and believes his commitment to taking care of Airmen will continue to be an Air Force priority. 

Engage

Facebook Twitter
#ICYMI, Ms. Brie Larson, star of the upcoming feature film "Captain Marvel," joined #Airmen from across the NCR and… https://t.co/6lxYK3l85A
“Our dogs are definitely not pets; they are #MilitaryWorkingDogs – assets to the #USAF…The trust these teams have i… https://t.co/PVPq9Up5iN
#USAF optometry clinics keep #Airmen's eyes healthy so they can keep their sights set on the mission.… https://t.co/siyO4osHjr
First female chaplain from the #171ARW completes Leadership Development Institute training, develops the first… https://t.co/oFFpYZf9Mg
.@USAFReserve #Airmen @45thSpaceWing put their lives on temporary hold to respond to the aftermath of… https://t.co/m0yaqqUEaV
#ICYMI, @HAFB took a different approach to #cosplay at #FanX18 by teaming up with the Utah Engineers Council to pre… https://t.co/RChVGaP8rN
RT @USAFHealth: #TBT Flight Nurse Captain Shirley A. Armstrong hands a cup of fruit juice to a patient in a C-141 Starlifter during a medic…
Rapid global mobility is the mantra of the #816EAS and #ICYMI #Airmen continued to live it by shuttling cargo and l… https://t.co/5VI4R4wFQa
.@AETCommand officials announced the second iteration of Pilot Training Next https://t.co/qB5YwQSLip
RT @SecAFOfficial: The #AirForce We Need, begins with resilient and ready #Airmen. #ASC18 #CMSAF https://t.co/ogfN6Xtn2V https://t.co/kyCJ…
We're going #LIVE as #CMSAF Wright speaks at #ASC18. Watch on our Facebook page at 10:45 a.m. EDT:… https://t.co/LIc3O6CdiW
Our own @AstroHague will launch into #Space in less than a month! https://t.co/RaQsXp14NP
In order to support the NDS, the Air Force We Need will require a restructure of our expeditionary force structure.… https://t.co/O63bDWHAbC
RT @AF_Academy: The #CaptainMarvel trailer is finally here. Now, we're not saying we make superheroes but she's not wearing a @WestPoint_US
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: To ensure our 386 Operational Squadrons are trained, equipped and ready to fight, we will depend on the entire Air For…
RT @AFSpace: Honored to have @VP Pence & @SecAFOfficial visit the #AFSPC booth today on the #AFBday! They met some of our amazing AFSPC Air…
RT @Yankees: Tonight, we celebrated the @usairforce's 71st Birthday with: - Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from J…