CMsgt Athena J. Cody, USAF (Ret)

Board Member since:  2013
Committees:  Development



Retired Chief Master Sergeant Athena Cody is married to Chief Jim Cody, the seventeenth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.  Mrs. Cody grew up in Auburn, Washington and entered the Air Force in October, 1984 as an air traffic controller.  Throughout her career, Athena took on a myriad of duties outside air traffic control, including serving as a First Sergeant and a Group Superintendent.  She also deployed in support of Operation Southern Watch.  She earned a promotion into the top one percent of the enlisted force, becoming a chief master sergeant in 2006. Athena met Jim Cody in technical training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, and the two were married at Ramstein AB, Germany, their first duty station.  Athena’s 26-year career culminated in her assignment as Air Mobility Command Air Traffic Control Functional Manager, retiring from active duty in 2011.  Athena continues to serve the Air Force in retirement, dedicating her efforts to caring for Airmen and their families.  She is honorary president and member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association Auxiliary; advisor to Air Force Enlisted Spouses Clubs; and championing Key Spouse Programs; Airmen’s Attic and base thrift shops.  In 2013 she was appointed to the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.  Athena travels extensively with the CMSAF collaborating with Airmen and their families to ensure their needs and challenges are heard and understood.

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