User:Cobysev

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Staff Sergeant
Cobalt A. Sevdy
Staff Sergeant Cobalt Sevdy
Nickname(s) Coby
Born (1984-05-12) May 12, 1984 (age 31)
Flag of Minnesota.svg Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Allegiance United States United States
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 2002 - present (12 years)
Rank E5 USAF SSGT.svg Staff Sergeant (SSgt)
Unit 8th Communications Squadron
Military campaigns
Awards See below

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.


Military career

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).

Call Sign

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.

Education

Assignments

# Dates Insignia Unit Location
 1.   Jun 2002 - Aug 2002 331 TRS.jpg  331st Training Squadron (Basic Military Training)   Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
 2.  Aug 2002 - Dec 2002 336th Training Squadron.png  336th Training Squadron (tech school)  Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
 3.  Dec 2002 - Dec 2005 35 CS.jpg  35th Communications Squadron  Misawa Air Base, Japan
 4.  Dec 2005 - May 2008 33d Combat Communications Squadron.PNG  33d Combat Communications Squadron  Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
 5.  May 2008 - May 2009  607th Air Communications Squadron.png  607th Air & Space Communications Squadron  Osan Air Base, South Korea
 6.  Jun 2009 - Sep 2011 21ows.gif  21st Operational Weather Squadron  Sembach Kaserne, Germany
 7.  Sep 2011 - Nov 2014 USAFCENT Logo.jpg  USAFCENT  Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina 
 8.  Dec 2014 - Present 8 CS.jpg  8th Communications Squadron  Kunsan Air Base, South Korea

Deployments

# Dates Insignia Unit Location
 1.  2005  CJTF-HOA insignia.jpg  Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA)   Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti
 2.  2007 USAFCENT Desert.jpg  506th Expeditionary Communications Squadron  Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq 

Awards and decorations

3DXXX Senior Badge.jpg Senior Cyberspace Support Badge
Personal decorations
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Unit awards
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Service awards
Combat Readiness Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Campaign and service medals
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes National Defense Service Medal
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze Campaign Star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal
Service, training, and marksmanship awards
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon with bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame and bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award with two bronze oak leaf clusters
NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Joint Service Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal.jpg
USAFAchieveMed.gif
Combat Readiness Medal Air Force Good Conduct Medal x4 National Defense Service Medal Iraq Campaign Medal
Combat ReadyMed.gif
Air Force Good Conduct Medal black bg.jpg
NDSM.jpg
IraqMed.jpg
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Korea Defense Service Medal Air and Space Campaign Medal
GWOTEM.jpg
GWOTSM.jpg
Korea Defense Service Medal.png
Air and Space Campaign Medal.PNG

Other achievements

  • 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

Promotions
Rank Date
E5 USAF SSGT.svg Staff Sergeant September 1, 2008
E4 USAF SAM.svg Senior Airman June 9, 2004
E3 USAF AM1.svg Airman First Class August 9, 2002
E2 USAF AM.svg Airman (Skipped due to 6-year initial contract)
           Airman Basic June 25, 2002

Travels

Countries visited (28)

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Locations lived in (10)

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