Vicki Cody grew up in Burlington, Vermont, and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1975, with a BS degree in education. For the next 33 years she was an Army wife, supporting her husband in his career. While raising their two sons and moving all over the United States and overseas, she served as a coach and mentor for Army spouses and as an advocate for Army families.
She is the author of Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents’ Guide, first published by the Association of the United States Army in 2005 and Your Soldier, Your Army: A Family Guide, published by the Association in 2017. Her articles have appeared in numerous military magazines and publications. Her memoir, Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army, was published in 2016 by She Writes Press. Army Wife won the 2016 USA Best Book Award for narrative non-fiction and was a Finalist for the 2016 Foreword Indies Book of the Year in the military/war category.
She and her husband of forty-two years live in the Washington, DC area. Their two sons, both Apache helicopter pilots, continue to serve on active duty in the U.S. Army.