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Darla Moore School of Business


Cody Zilhaver

Title: Director of Military Engagement
Department: Executive Education
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-5471
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 332B
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Col. Cody L. Zilhaver is a distinguished military graduate from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and was commissioned an Air Defense Artillery officer through Edinboro’s Army ROTC program in 1994 and transferred to the Finance Corps in 1999. Prior to commissioning, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an Infantryman in 1989. Zilhaver’s key military assignments include:

  • Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Commander of Bravo Battery 5-7 Air Defense Artillery (PATRIOT) at Hanau, Germany, and Operation Desert Falcon at Dharan, Saudi Arabia
  • Commander, Charlie Detachment 39th Finance Battalion at Giessen, Germany
  • Director, Finance Officer Basic and Captains’ Career Courses at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Brigade S3, 266th Finance Command at Heidelberg, Germany and Operation Iraqi Freedom at Baghdad, Iraq
  • Chief, Financial Management Plans and Policy Branch J8 in United States Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • Commander, 16th Special Troops Battalion and Commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade (rear/provisional) at Bamberg and subsequently, Baumholder, Germany
  • Commander, Sustainment Task Force 16 at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania
  • Executive Officer and Deputy G8 in U.S. Army Central Command at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
  • Director, Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate in the Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Commander, 1st Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Zilhaver has been married to the former Angela Rabsahl from Aschaffenburg, Germany, since 1996 and together they have one son, Army First Lieutenant. Nicholas Zilhaver, a Finance and Comptroller officer branched detailed to Infantry, who is serving at Hohenfels, Germany. Nicholas graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2020 and completed the Army ROTC program.


  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Master’s in National Security & Strategic Studies, Naval War College
  • Master’s in Strategic Studies, Air War College
  • Master’s in Finance, Webster University
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager
  • Department of Defense Level III Certified Financial Manager
  • Air War College
  • Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JPME II)
  • Naval College of Command and Staff
  • Combined Arms Services Staff School
  • Finance Captains Career Course
  • Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course
  • Northern Warfare Course
  • The Legion of Merit
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with silver oak leaf cluster)
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (with bronze oak leaf cluster)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with two oak leaf clusters)
  • Meritorious Unit Citation (with one oak leaf cluster)
  • Army Superior Unit Award
  • National Defense Service Medal (with one device)
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal (with one campaign star)
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal (with one campaign star)
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral five)
  • Major General Nathan Towson Medallion


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