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Cobalt A. Sevdy
May 12, 1984 |
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||2002 - present (12 years)|
|Rank||Staff Sergeant (SSgt)|
|Unit||8th Communications Squadron|
Cobalt A. Sevdy (pronounced /ˈsɛv.diː/; born May 12th, 1984) is an American citizen currently serving in the United States Air Force. He goes by the name Coby, a nickname granted by his parents and adopted by all his peers. He is currently stationed at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.
Coby was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was raised in Stillwater, Minnesota. He graduated from Stillwater Area High School in 2002. Under the advice of his retired Chief Master Sergeant uncle, he signed up for the United States Air Force during his senior year of high school. He left for Basic Military Training (BMT) two weeks after graduation. He joined the Air Force under the AFSC 3C0X1 (Communications-Computer System Operations). This AFSC was retired on Nov 1st, 2009 and integrated into a new 3DXXX career field, of which Coby is now a 3D0X2 (Cyber Systems Operations).
Coby's initial call sign was Puss 'n' Boots, granted by his peers in Combat Readiness School for running the official PT test in combat boots. Despite this disadvantage, he still scored a 92.25 out of 100.
While stationed in Iraq, his peers changed his call sign to Miles, a name derived from his last name, Sevdy. When mispronounced with three syllables instead of two, Sevdy sounds a lot like the number Seventy (70). Some of his friends found humor in using the phrase "Seventy Miles per Hour" instead of "Sevdy". His peers shortened this phrase to Miles, an in-joke regarding his unique last name. An interesting coincidence is that Miles means "Soldier" in Classical Latin.
Coby does not have an official call sign because he is not an aviator, nor has he been granted a call sign by a general officer. However, Coby has used these call signs for several past operations where he's required radio communications.
- 2002 High school diploma; Stillwater Area High School; Stillwater, Minnesota
- 2002 Communications-Computer Systems technical school; Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
- 2003 Elementary Japanese; University of Maryland University College; Misawa Air Base, Japan
- 2004 Internet Security Scanner & Retina course; Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
- 2006 Combat Readiness School; 3d Combat Communications Group; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
- 2006 Airman Leadership School; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
- 2007 Command and Control (C2) course; Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) School; Hurlburt Field, Florida
- 2009 Security+ Certification course; CompTIA; Osan Air Base, South Korea
- 2011 Microsoft Windows Server/Exchange course; MCSE/CCNP instructor, USAFCENT NOSC; Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
- 2011 Cisco Routers and Switches course; MCSE/CCNP instructor, USAFCENT NOSC; Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
- 2011 McAfee Firewall Enterprise course; MCSE/CCNP instructor, USAFCENT NOSC; Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
- 2012 AFSO21 8-Step Problem Solving Course; Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
- 2013 Intro to Culture course; Air University, by correspondence
- 2014 Public Speaking course; Central Carolina Technical College; Sumter, South Carolina
|1.||Jun 2002 - Aug 2002||331st Training Squadron (Basic Military Training)||Lackland Air Force Base, Texas|
|2.||Aug 2002 - Dec 2002||336th Training Squadron (tech school)||Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi|
|3.||Dec 2002 - Dec 2005||35th Communications Squadron||Misawa Air Base, Japan|
|4.||Dec 2005 - May 2008||33d Combat Communications Squadron||Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma|
|5.||May 2008 - May 2009||607th Air & Space Communications Squadron||Osan Air Base, South Korea|
|6.||Jun 2009 - Sep 2011||21st Operational Weather Squadron||Sembach Kaserne, Germany|
|7.||Sep 2011 - Nov 2014||USAFCENT||Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina|
|8.||Dec 2014 - Present||8th Communications Squadron||Kunsan Air Base, South Korea|
|1.||2005||Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA)||Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti|
|2.||2007||506th Expeditionary Communications Squadron||Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq|
Awards and decorations
|Senior Cyberspace Support Badge|
- 2002 Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
- 2003 Network Professional of the Month (October), 35th Communications Squadron
- 2004 Below-the-Zone promotion winner
- 2006 Operations Technician of the 4th Quarter, 33rd Combat Communications Squadron
- 2007 Operations Technician of the 3rd Quarter, 33rd Combat Communications Squadron
- 2007 Operations Technician of the Year, 33rd Combat Communications Squadron
- 2010 NCO Professional Performer of the 3rd Quarter, 21st Operational Weather Squadron
- 2013 USAFCENT/A6 & 609th ACOMS Volunteer of the 4th Quarter, USAFCENT HQ
- 2013 USAFCENT Shaw Volunteer of the 4th Quarter, USAFCENT HQ
- 2013 Team Shaw Military Volunteer of the 4th Quarter, Shaw Air Force Base
Effective dates of promotion
|Staff Sergeant||September 1, 2008|
|Senior Airman||June 9, 2004|
|Airman First Class||August 9, 2002|
|Airman||(Skipped due to 6-year initial contract)|
|Airman Basic||June 25, 2002|
Countries visited (28)
Locations lived in (10)