City of Stamford Citizen of the Year 

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Robert Cody

U.S. Army

Robert Cody, a native of Shelton, Connecticut, began his Army Service in 1982 as an Infantryman with the 26th Infantry Division. After he completed his One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and served an Anti-Armor Weapons Crewman in Combat Support Company 1-102 in Ansonia, Robert attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. Since receiving his commission, Robert has served in a variety of positions, ranging from Rifle, Anti-Armor and Mortar Platoon Leader to Infantry and Medical Company Commander and Medical Battalion Logistics Officer. In 2004 he also commanded the 118th Area Support Medical Battalion during Iraqi Freedom II.

 

A graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, Colonel Cody holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Virginia Military Institute, as well as a Master of Arts in History from Southern Connecticut State College and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His awards and decorations are numerous, including the Bronze Star Medal as well as medals for Meritorious Service, Army Commendation, Iraqi Campaign and Global War on Terrorism Service. Colonel Cody’s last assignment was with the Connecticut National Guard as Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff in Hartford.

 

Robert is currently the 7th grade Humanities teacher at Rogers International School in Stamford. Colonel Cody is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9617 where he has served as its Quartermaster for the past 10 years and a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is also volunteers to build stage sets for plays at Stamford High and Rogers. Robert, his wife Lisa and their two daughters, Katelyn, and Claire, live in Stamford.

2016