L-3 Communications has announced the appointment of retired General Richard A. Cody as vice president of Washington Operations. He will be based in Washington, DC and report to Michael T. Strianese, L-3’s chairman, president and CEO. General Cody succeeds retired General Jimmie V. Adams, who will remain with L-3 in a consultancy role.
Michael Strianese had this to say of General Cody’s appointment: “Dick has a solid understanding of defense policy and priorities and has spent the past year visiting and working with all of our L-3 companies. His knowledge of our customers and our corporation makes him a valuable resource for the company as part of our executive management team.”
General Cody, 59, joined L-3 in October 2008 as a corporate vice president. Before L-3, he served as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army from 2004 until his retirement in August 2008. With over 36 years of service, General Cody has served in command and staff positions throughout the Army in the U.S. and overseas. He has also received major military awards and decorations, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, General Cody has completed advanced military education coursework as well. He is also a Master Aviator with more than 5, 000 hours of flight time.