Rear Admiral Matthew Cody

Matt Cody is a people person and a diplomat, genuinely wanting to learn more about people, cultures and alien races. Cody’s innate skill involves understanding a person’s interests, motivations, family details and history which in turn gives him a truly perceptive insight into an individual’s personality and what makes them tick. His promotion to commodore tore him away from his beloved starship centre seat but provided him with the opportunity to improve situations within his new sphere of influence.

History

Matt Cody was born in Tycho City, Luna in 2347 to Dr Henry Cody, a prominent Federation astronomer and his wife Helen. A quiet child, Matt performed well at school, but not exceptionally so. His brother Sam was 17 years his senior and had already graduated from Starfleet Academy by the time Matt was 5 years old and Matt worshipped him, looking forward to the regular communications from his big brother the galactic explorer.

From an early age, Matt proclaimed his desire to follow his brother into Starfleet and in 2365, sponsored by Sam – now a captain with a ship of his own – Cadet Matthew Cody began his education at the Academy.

His logical, methodical and structured way of working leant itself to a specialization in Operations Management and Cody excelled at the Academy, graduating as salutatorian of the Starfleet Operations Branch School class of 2369.

Two months later, just after Ensign Cody had taken up his first position as a junior operations officer aboard USS Venture, his brother Sam’s ship USS Essex was reported missing with all hands near the Cardassian border and Cody was devastated.

The following year, a newly graduated medical officer named Juliet Bonner was assigned to Venture and the two young ensigns were instantly attracted to each other. This attraction quickly blossomed into romance and Cody and Bonner were married by the following year. Soon afterwards Cody was promoted Lieutenant JG and Juliet discovered that she was carrying their first child. Their son was born in 2371 and the couple named the boy Samuel after Cody’s brother.

Early in the Dominion War, Cody was promoted again to Lieutenant and assigned as Chief Operations Officer aboard the Miranda-class cruiser USS Nautilus, one of several mothballed vessels reactivated by Starfleet to take part in the conflict. Around the same time, Juliet became pregnant once more and left active service to return to the relative safety of Earth with Sam.

Following the war, Cody’s career continued to progress and he and Juliet welcomed their third child in 2381.

Cody was appointed executive officer aboard USS Midway in 2386 and around the same time, Juliet was asked to return to active duty due to her specialization as a virologist in order to join a joint Federation-Klingon medical task force fight in fighting a particularly virulent outbreak of Dorugan Flu on Sherman’s Planet. Cody was greeted with the heartbreaking news that his wife had succumbed to the virus later that year and he returned to Luna where his parents had been caring for their grandchildren whilst both Cody and Juliet were away.

Returning to duty in 2388, Cody was pleased to learn that Sam’s application to the Academy had been successful as he himself joined USS Republic as her executive officer.

Promotion to captain followed two years later and it was while serving as commanding officer aboard USS Arnhem that Cody’s second son Harry entered the Academy just as his older brother graduated.

Following successful tours as the captain of the Manticore-class USS Cerberus and the Odyssey-class USS Polaris, Cody was somewhat taken aback to learn that he was slated for promotion once more, this time to commodore and assigned to take up the position of executive officer for Task Force 38.

Service Record

Date
Position
Posting
Rank
2365 - 2366
Cadet 4th Class
Starfleet Academy
Cadet Freshman Grade
2366 - 2367
Cadet 3rd Class
Starfleet Academy
Cadet Sophomore Grade
2367 - 2368
Cadet 2nd Class
Starfleet Academy
Cadet Junior Grade
2368 - 2369
Cadet 1st Class
Starfleet Academy
Cadet Senior Grade
2369 - 2371
Operations Officer
USS Venture (Galaxy-class)
Ensign
2371 - 2374
Operations Officer
USS Venture (Galaxy-class)
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2374 - 2379
Chief Operations Officer
USS Nautlius (Miranda-class)
Lieutenant
2379 - 2381
Assistant Chief Operations Officer
USS Lexington (Nebula-class)
Lieutenant
2381 - 2386
Chief Operations Officer
USS Midway (Sovereign-class)
Lieutenant Commander
2386 - 2387
Executive Officer
USS Midway (Sovereign-class)
Commander
2387 - 2388
Leave of Absence
Tycho City, Luna
Commander
2388 - 2390
Executive Officer
USS Republic (Century-class)
Commander
2390 - 2392
Commanding Officer
USS Arnhem (Intrepid-class)
Captain
2392 - 2394
Commanding Officer
USS Cerberus (Manticore-class)
Captain
2394 - 2396
Commanding Officer
USS Polaris (Odyssey-class)
Captain
2396 - 2399
Deputy Director
Starfleet Command School
Commodore
2399 - 2399
Deputy Commander
Task Force 38
Commodore
2399 - Present
Commander
Task Force 38
Rear Admiral