Staff Sgt. Cody Lavalla is currently serving at Yuma Proving Ground for the Airborne Test Force as a shop foreman.
Lavalla is originally from New Mexico and has been serving his country in the U.S. Army since 2006.
His Military Occupational Specialty is a parachute rigger. During his career he’s completed a variety of airborne type training including Military Freefall Jumpmaster, Military Freefall, Air Movement Operations and Airdrop Load Inspector. He’s currently enrolled in college pursing a degree in Operations and Project Management.
His hobbies include, hiking, fishing, and reading, and exploring the desert. He has two children, a 9-year-old son, and 5-year-old daughter.