Welcome back, Cadence Page! Now optimized for the User experience.
This is a tribute page to the original work of Ryan McBeth, a National Guard soldier who originally developed and maintained the original Cadence Page at: http://users.erols.com/loriryan/cadence.html. The site appears to have run from 1996 to Feb 2006. Though we made numerous attempts to maintain the site, which had not been updated since Oct 2001, the site went down forever in 2006. Topsarge resurrected this great tool and will continue to maintain it for all to use. Enjoy. -Dan Elder
Jody Calls and Cadence
In the United States, what are now known as cadences were called jody call or jody (also jodie) from a recurring character, a civilian named “Jody” whose luxurious lifestyle is contrasted with military deprivations in a number of traditional calls. The mythical Jody refers to a civilian who remains at home instead of joining the military service. Jody is often presumed to be medically unfit for service, a 4F in World War II parlance. Jody also lacks the desirable attributes of military men. He is neither brave nor squared-away. Jody calls often make points with ironic humor. Jody will take advantage of your girlfriend in your absence. Jody stays at home, drives the soldier’s car, and gets the soldier’s sweetheart (often called “Susie”) while the soldier is in boot camp or in country. (Serendipitously, the name works just as well for female soldiers.). [wikipedia]
Willie Duckworth is credited with starting the modern military cadence. Learn more about him and what he started, from here.