Maj. Jody Cope is the Director of Operations at the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Force Support Squadron, Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Topeka, Kansas. Maj. Cope provides policy, guidance, and oversight to a multitude of personnel programs within the Force Support portfolio. The Force Support Squadron provides essential personnel services to over 900 Airmen assuring unit readiness and a rapid response force critical local and national operations.
Maj. Cope entered the Kansas Air National Guard in February 2009 after graduating from the United States Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She began her military career as an enlisted Air Transportation Journeyman with the 190th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Forbes Field ANGB. In December 2013 she was commissioned after graduating from the Academy of Military Science at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Maj. Cope initially served as the Military Equal Opportunity Officer for the 190th ARW. Prior to this assignment, Maj. Cope served as the Services Headquarters Management Augmentation Team Officer-in-Charge, Joint Forces Headquarters Air, Forbes Field ANGB., where she was responsible for maximizing the utilization of regional Air National Guard assets in domestic operations within Federal Emergency Management Agency of Region VII.
2005 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan.
2010 Air Force Basic Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2010 Air Transportation Technical School, Lackland AFB, Texas
2011 Master of Social Welfare Concentration in Administration and Advocacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence
2013 Distinguished Graduate, Academy of Military Science, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Distinguished Graduate, Basic Personnel Officer Course, Kessler AFB, Miss.
2014 Distinguished Graduate, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), Patrick AFB, Fla.
2021 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
- August 2010-December 2013, Air Transportation Journeyman, 190th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Kan.
- December 2013-November 2016, Military Equal Opportunity Officer, 190th Headquarters, Forbes Field ANGB, Kan.
- November 2016- January 2023, Services Command and Control Officer, Joint Forces Headquarters-Air, Forbes Field ANGB, Kan.
- January 2023-current, Director of Operations, 190th Force Support Squadron, Forbes Field ANGB, Kan.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf
Air and Space Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class February 7, 2009
Senior Airman July 06, 2011
Staff Sergeant October 21, 2013
Second Lieutenant December 13, 2013
First Lieutenant December 13, 2015
Captain December 13, 2017
Major February 3, 2022
(Current as of September 2023