Cody Alford - U.S Marine Raider
Cody Alford served as a Marine Scout Sniper for more than 15 years, including assignments with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2/1) STA, 1st Force Reconnaissance, and all three Marine Raider (MARSOC) battalions.
Marine Scout Snipers must become proficient in all manners of combat. Those who attempt the Scout Sniper Basic Course are called PIGs, or Professionally Instructed Gunmen, and those who have what it takes to make it through the brutal training and graduate earn the elite moniker “HOG,” or Hunter of Gunmen.
After retiring from the military, Cody’s wife asked him: “What would you do if you only had 6 weeks to live?” Cody wanted to travel and take photographs….so that is what they did for the next few years. They sold everything they owned, bought a van and became nomads, enjoying life to the fullest.
Today, Cody is the founder & CEO of We Defy The Norm apparel company (wedefythenorm.com). Cody can be found on Instagram @wedefythenorm and @thecodyalford. He also has a YouTube channel where he uploads raw and uncut videos discussing everything from his military experience, dealing with PTSD, and living a purpose driven life.
The goal of the Patriot Force is to give back to non-profit veteran organizations by creating and selling action figures of real American veterans and Presidents. Every figure is custom painted/molded by a 16 year old who has taken an interest in the military. 25% of the profit from every veteran figure sold is donated.
The figure is 3.75” on a 6”x9” card backer. All figures are customized, so variances will occur in paint, gear and rifle style. Minor blemishes might be noticeable. Figures are meant to be a display piece and not taken out of package.
Cody is part of the Wave 4 release. There are two versions available. A Regular Edition and a version with the Marine Raider logo painted on the front. The base figures we use to customize, have a limited number of plate carriers that have space for this logo. Due to the limited quantity, there is an additional fee to receive a figure with this body style and logo.
25% of the profit is donated to VETS.
VETS was created three decades ago to serve all veterans. VETS offers a wide variety of services for all veterans. Their special focus is to support and provide resources for veterans in business or those who want to be involved as founders and leaders in for-profit commerce. To learn more, please visit Vets.org.
Please allow 1-2 weeks for production as each figure is custom made per order.