John Raymond Bode


 

Preferred Name: John

Nickname/Call Sign: John/Issue 11

Date of Birth: September 16, 1933

Highest Military Grade Held: (0-6) Colonel

Hometown: Ogalalla, NE

Biography

 

Civilian Life

1974-90 Unit Chief to VP and Group General Manager BDM International Washington/Albuquerque
1990-2000 Associate Director Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
(~1988-1993 Served five years as a member of the US Air Force Advisory Board while employed by BDM/Sandia)
2000-2014 Founder and Pilot, Bode Aviation, Inc.
2014-Present Chairman and Executive VP, Bode Aviation, Inc

Units Assigned

  • 1952-54 Enlisted, Student at USMA Prep School
  • 1954-55 Pilot Training Class 55.O
  • 1955-56 Pilot Tactics and Gunnery Schools Laughlin/Nellis AFB, NV
  • 1956-58 434 FDS/476 FDS George AFB, CA, F-100
  • 1958-61 Assistant Operations Officer 494 TFS Chaumont/Lakenheath, England, F-100
  • 1961-65 Student AFIT Program U of Oklahoma, BS/MS Mechanical Engineering
  • 1965-68 Research Engineer/Chief High Altitude Group Air Force Weapons Laboratory
  • 1968 Survival School (3), F-4 Aircraft Commander Course, FAC training, F-4, OV-10
  • 1968-69 1st Brigade 25th Infantry Division, RVN
  • 1969-73 Director CAS Studies/Chief Fighter Division ACS Studies and Analysis, Hq USAF
  • 1973-74 Industrial College of the Air Force
  • 1 Feb 74 Retired from active duty

Awards & Decorations

 Air Force Cross
 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (3)
 Bronze Star
 Air Medal (15)
 Air Force Commendation Medal
 Vietnam Campaign Medal
 Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm

Flight Info

F-100
OV-10
F-4

Military Education

  • Enlisted USMA Prep School
  • Pilot Class 55-O
  • Nuclear Weapons School
  • ICAF-Correspondence

Civilian Education

  • Ogallala High Diploma
  • University of Oklahoma BS ME, MS ME
Biography

Biography

 

Civilian Life

1974-90 Unit Chief to VP and Group General Manager BDM International Washington/Albuquerque
1990-2000 Associate Director Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
(~1988-1993 Served five years as a member of the US Air Force Advisory Board while employed by BDM/Sandia)
2000-2014 Founder and Pilot, Bode Aviation, Inc.
2014-Present Chairman and Executive VP, Bode Aviation, Inc

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1952-54 Enlisted, Student at USMA Prep School
  • 1954-55 Pilot Training Class 55.O
  • 1955-56 Pilot Tactics and Gunnery Schools Laughlin/Nellis AFB, NV
  • 1956-58 434 FDS/476 FDS George AFB, CA, F-100
  • 1958-61 Assistant Operations Officer 494 TFS Chaumont/Lakenheath, England, F-100
  • 1961-65 Student AFIT Program U of Oklahoma, BS/MS Mechanical Engineering
  • 1965-68 Research Engineer/Chief High Altitude Group Air Force Weapons Laboratory
  • 1968 Survival School (3), F-4 Aircraft Commander Course, FAC training, F-4, OV-10
  • 1968-69 1st Brigade 25th Infantry Division, RVN
  • 1969-73 Director CAS Studies/Chief Fighter Division ACS Studies and Analysis, Hq USAF
  • 1973-74 Industrial College of the Air Force
  • 1 Feb 74 Retired from active duty

Awards & Decorations

 Air Force Cross
 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (3)
 Bronze Star
 Air Medal (15)
 Air Force Commendation Medal
 Vietnam Campaign Medal
 Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm

Flight Info

F-100
OV-10
F-4

Military Education

  • Enlisted USMA Prep School
  • Pilot Class 55-O
  • Nuclear Weapons School
  • ICAF-Correspondence

Civilian Education

  • Ogallala High Diploma
  • University of Oklahoma BS ME, MS ME