What’s Your G.I. Joe Code Name?

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on July 23, 2012

in G.I. Joe

What’s your G.I. Joe codename?


First, decide if you are a Joe or a Cobra. To generate your Cobra codename, click here.

For your G.I. Joe codename-

Use your first initial to find the first half of your name:


Use your last initial to find the second half of your name:


Use your astrological sign to find your specialty:


If you’re not 100% in love with your G.I. Joe code name – check if your Cobra name is a better fit!


While you’re at it – What’s Your Masters of the Universe Name?

masters of the universe name generator

Justin July 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Air Track Sniper at your service! YO JOE.

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Yes! Did you check your Cobra name?

Brian Morin July 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Sounds like somthing you do when checking on your FedEx shipment. Where’s my package? Let me Air-Track that for you.

Brian Morin July 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I’m Snow Job. Better get working on my red beard.

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm

AHH! One of the few possible combinations that yield an ACTUAL G.I. Joe. Let’s go with your Cobra name.. Wild Viper!

LBAM July 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Bullshot. And apparently, SEAL.

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Bullshot would be a dangerous name to put on a kid’s action figure box. Just a paint smudge away from a lawsuit!

MzKayotic July 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Leather Light Seal?!? WTH?!? I sound like a fabulous diva not a Joe!!!

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Leather Light. Could definitely see that as a Joe name, but for a Navy SEAL? probably not. And now that I look at it, it kinda sounds more like something you’d find at an adult bookstore. Maybe we’ll go with your Cobra codename?

Jason July 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

My G.I. Joe Codename would be:
– Air Head
– Pilot

Apparently I wouldn’t make a good Joe, guess I’m more of a Cobra guy (Night Skull).

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Air Head IS something they would have put out there in the 90s, and its a nice nod to the candy! (cross promotion opportunity). I do like your Cobra name though – very intimidating. Could challenge CC for power…

Daniel Uthman July 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Code name: Bull Line
Specialty: SEAL
Place of birth: Winchester, Va.

Apparently I’m a Navy special ops guy who has trouble telling the truth!

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I love it. The file card writes itself! I’ll get one up asap!

Jason G aka SockofFleagulls July 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Air Slam, Tank Commander.
Sounds like I’ll be taking a page out of the A-Team movie and trying to fly tanks.

Maybe I should try Cobra, cause this doesn’t sound too safe.

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Air Slam – HAH! I can see something about his love of the air guitar on his filecard..

JayT July 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I’m Air Duty, a pilot.

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Couldn’t be more perfect name for a pilot. Awesome!

Classick Material July 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Joe Codename: Air Finder, Specialty: SEAL
Cobra Codename: Night Viper, Specialty: Pilot

This is awesome!

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

nice! Air Finder is cool – as for Night Viper, it’s one of the few possible combinations that would yield an ACTUAL existing character (a la Brian Morin getting “Snow Job”, but alas the Night Viper is a very cool figure: http://www.theterrordrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/night-viper.jpg

Engineernerd July 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Air Out? Really? That just sounds unfortunate, but I’m SEAL so back off.

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Air Out definitely sounds like the Joe who’s assigned to cleaning socks and boots. What about your Cobra name?

Engineernerd July 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Night Vulture – Pilot

Actually that works out. Probably flies cargo planes at night.

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm

just don’t end up like Tom Hanks character in Cast Away. Maybe bring a volleyball on all flights just in case.

Greymattersplat July 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Apparently, I am a pilot called “Cross Ball”

Greymattersplat July 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I’m wrong. It’s “Cross Proof”. I should pay more attention.

Also, “Cross Ball” is funny as hell…

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

You might need to stay Cross Ball, and we can say there was an error at the orientation and sign in. Awesome!

Brandon Atkinson July 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Snow Blast, Paratrooper

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm

lots of paratroopers – welcome to the squadron!

Engineernerd July 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I have to say the number of SEALS here is a bit surprising statistically.

Howie Decker July 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm

SEALS and paratroopers galore. All children of the 80s must have been conceived at Christmas time..

Dex (@Dex1138) July 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Round Wing (SEAL)? That’s not a codename, it’s an appetizer!

Cobra name is Bio Devil (Pilot), much better. Guess I’m going to the Snake Side

Howie Decker July 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

ooh Bio Devil is intimidating. and yes, Round Wing makes me hungry

Firefly_Cobra July 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Air Wing – Sniper! (GI JOE has been infiltrated )

Howie Decker July 24, 2012 at 11:41 am


Lamar The Revenger July 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Bull Finder. SEAL. Yo Joe! Snow Viper. Pilot? Cobra?

Howie Decker July 24, 2012 at 11:42 am

I dig Bull Finder the SEAL, sounds rough and tough. Snow Viper is cool, but seems like something they must have already done. If not, you are the first! They need *somebody* to combat Snow Job, Blizzard, and Iceberg!

josh dahl July 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Air Wing

Howie Decker July 24, 2012 at 11:43 am

welcome to the squadron of paratroopers – signed, Double Wing.

Doran July 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Field General Bull Track. I likey.

Howie Decker July 24, 2012 at 11:43 am

Bull Track does sound like a no-funny business field general. I wouldn’t cross him!

Joseph July 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

Tank Commander

Ninja Warrior

As Air Roll does that mean I put jets on Tanks? ๐Ÿ˜›

Also, who doesn’t want to be a ninja? However… with a name like Night Buster… it leads me to think of sex somehow…

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Night Buster sounds like something from Arrested Development. I can see Air Roll as a legit Joe name though!

Steelbolt July 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Leo–Field general

So I’m a field general named Short Dog??? Really?? Ay yi yi…

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Short Dog sounds like a rejected member of Sgt. Slaughter’s Renegades. Maybe stick with the name you already have- Steelbolt!

More0_0Than July 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Sky Job the SEAL or Toxo-Viper the pilot…

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Sky Job sounds dirty. Toxo-Viper already exists. Hm. We need to work on yours. Use a middle name in place of the first initial?

Morgan Buchanan July 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I’m Cross Track, your Weapons Expert!!

Or I can be Major Head – Specializing in Communications (what exactly would I be “communicating”??)

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Cross Track works, Major Head just sounds nasty.

ShezCrafti July 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Air Roll Paratrooper reporting for duty.

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Second Air Roll I’ve seen – all of you dang JH’s out there! It’s a good name though!

John comer July 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Air speed
Ft Stewart GA

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I like the name Air Speed. I can see the uniform.

TreBionne July 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

I’m Sky Finder the renegade

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Sky Finder works! Maybe a top-shelf pilot that Spirit recruited while on a trip to the southwest?

Suzan Woodruff August 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Name: Sargeant Proof
Specialty: Paratrooper/Seal (I’m on the cusp ;o)
Birthplace: Of COURSE it’s CLASSIFIED!

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Sargeant Proof! Sounds like a drinker.

shaun hockney August 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm

i am sargeant roll and i am a field general

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I can see Sgt. Roll’s “Roll Call” being an educational snippet they put at the end of a 30 minute cartoon in the 80s.

Stacey Rader August 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

Sergeant Town, Paratrooper. My name sounds like something you make up on the fly when Duke catches you spray painting graffiti on the side of the barracks. “I’m gonna need your name, soldier.” “Ummmmmmmmm, Sergeant…Town?”

My Cobra name is no better: Scrap Scorpion, Driver. Apparently I drive a beater HISS Tank. I guess we can’t all be the Baroness.

Howie Decker August 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

ha! Great backstory to accompany Sgt. Town. Yeah, those are somewhat disappointing names – darn random code name generator! Maybe when we do the Transformer name generator you’ll get something more bad-ass!

Richard August 29, 2012 at 12:22 am

Star Slam – Tank Commander

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Star Slam! Sounds like someone I wouldn’t mess with. That guy can slam stars!

Richard July 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Hmmm… Just got a free personalized dog tag with my G.I. Joe retaliation collector’s edition…

Howard Decker July 30, 2013 at 10:54 pm

And you have a code name for it!

Sean September 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Sergeant Shot – Weapons Expert. hahaha It fits!

Howie Decker September 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Sean! Nice to see you on here. I appreciate it. Yes, the Sgt. Shot codename is quite appropriate! And being an actual weapons expert doesn’t hurt, either. You do know of course, your G.I.Joe vehicle will have to be the VaultMobile. The toy version will sell like hotcakes.

Todd October 11, 2012 at 10:57 am

Sky-Light, im one of the renegades trained by Sgt S
laughter. Guess that makes me proficiency in alk forms of armed and unarmed combat. Plus having the reputation of having survived the Slaughter house. Cool.

Todd October 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

Birthlace: Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada

Howie Decker October 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Awesome!! Great backstory.

Macie October 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm

So, apparently I’m Cross Down, Ninja. Cool.

Howie Decker October 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Cross Down sounds like a really soft blanket. Maybe you are a Joe comforter, coming to the aid of those who have been traumatized in battle. And you’re also a ninja, just in case.

Blake October 16, 2012 at 5:29 am

Mine Joe name is “Snow”…………oh, crap…………”Finder”.


Stand back Duke, Snake,……I’ll find that snow.

Howie Decker October 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Always gotta have someone who can sniff out the snow. Ooh, maybe you are a Yellow Snow Finder? So they don’t accidentally step in pee! I got nothin.

Morgan Bailey October 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Cross Track, weapons expert from Cortez, CO. That almost makes sense.

Howie Decker November 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

yeah, I like that one!

QuickFoot November 22, 2012 at 8:31 am

[GI Joe]
Quick Foot, Medical Expert.-
The fastest medic in the unit, He move fast to save his comrades!
“Fast I move, Quick I save you!”

Gyro Red, Spy.-
“He turns the tide to be red!!”

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm

both great – and I love the mini-backstories!

omar harris December 9, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Back Town: Ranger

Howie Decker December 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Sounds like he enlisted to escape growing up in a small, small town

Stephen December 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Lol I’m sergeant speed – pilot! Cool joe name

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

yep, it works well! Unless he earned the codename because of his uncontrollable addiction to Stacker 2 and 5 hour Energy. But probably not.

the dork knight December 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

omg im air case, navy seal

Howie Decker December 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Air Case. Not bad

Craig Moore December 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

G.I. Joe: Hard Job. Sniper.
Cobra: Crimson Viper. Demolitions.

Howie Decker December 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I guess being a sniper would be considered a “hard job”, I like the Cobra one a lot.

Miguel December 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

GI Joe – CrossTown – Weapons Expert
Cobra – Major Scorpian – Communications

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

CrossTown is the guy that can get you from point A to B in a jiffy. Major Scorpion definitely works as a Cobra name!

Eifferson De Borja December 12, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Round Wing : Machine Gunner


Eifferson De Borja December 12, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I’ll let you under my wing and protect your with rounds of ammo!

Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

nice! I like it!

Brad Foster December 16, 2012 at 4:04 am

Codename: Hard Shot
Specialty: Renegade

Codename: Crimson Eel
Specialty: Officer

Howie Decker December 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

Definitely two of the cooler codenames I’ve seen. Crimson Eel would be a great action figure!

JOHNNY JOHNSON December 20, 2012 at 1:33 am



Howie Decker January 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm

whoa! And I didn’t even consult astrological career tendencies when I made the chart. Coincidence!

herebewonder December 27, 2012 at 11:33 am

Joe name: Hard Eagle, Ranger
Cobra Name: Crimson Guard, Astronaut

My Joe name sounds like a \”dark and edgy\” remake of Spirit, but being a CG Astronaut is kind of cool.

Howie Decker December 27, 2012 at 11:44 am

Hard Eagle is like Spirit’s codename after he is trained in the Arashikage ways by the Hard Master!

Erik January 3, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Round Foot sounds like a diease from the 1800s, not part of a daring, highly trained special mission force.

Howie Decker January 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Yes! You do NOT want to contract Round Foot in these pre-penicillin days

Diagnostik80 February 2, 2013 at 6:55 am

Hard Job!! Haha!! It sounds more like a porn movie!

Howie Decker February 2, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Hard Job – G.I. Joe porn expert

adrianne March 5, 2013 at 10:16 am

Short Head Ninja

adrianne March 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

cobra name: Fire Skull Intelligence Officer

Howie Decker March 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

Ooh I like that one!

Dakota Shelton March 30, 2013 at 1:02 am

Codename: Bull Finder
Specialty: Machine Gunner

Howie Decker March 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Not bad!

Jay Cullum April 4, 2013 at 1:35 am

Air-Speed Paratrooper reporting for duty. Yo Joe!

Howie Decker April 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

Air Speed is a great codename, esp for a paratrooper! Nice.

Jay Cullum April 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

Livermore CA

Wolf April 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Codename: Star Shot
Proficiency: Sniper
Reporting for duty, Sir.

Howie Decker April 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm

That’s perfect!

Verdin Chagnon June 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

Rapid eagle ninja here to mess stuff up

Howard Decker June 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Love it!

Star David June 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Star Wing… Ninja

Howard Decker June 10, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Star Wing definitely sounds like a Ninja Force codename

Star David June 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Why thank you…… need extra info? and can I ask u an question?

Howard Decker June 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Sure go ahead! (With the question)

Howard Decker June 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Or you can email me – howdeck (at) yahoo (dot) com

Evin June 16, 2013 at 2:23 am

Round Speed

speedymcspeed June 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

crosswing. status: ranger. take me on; dare ya

Zedd July 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Low Light, Ninja. 8)

Howard Decker July 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

one of the rare times an actual code name comes up!

kramgnol August 5, 2013 at 10:03 am

Cross Light – Sniper. Fitting, I’m a minister as well.

David Schmitt September 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Dr. Bull Finder. Don’t try and lie to me about your medical history. I’ll know.

Howard Decker September 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm

haha! The file card practically writes itself!

MF October 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm

GI Joe name:
Cross Shot

LOL2 November 27, 2013 at 10:10 am

GI Joe Name: Short Blast. SEAL

Ian January 28, 2014 at 11:28 am

“GI Joe ranger, Deep Finder, reporting for duty.”

Howard Decker January 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm

welcome Deep Finder!

Gordon February 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm

GI Joe, Quick Town, Tank Commander. Known for love of hookers due to name.

mkycp May 8, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Cross Foot-Paratrooper

Ant96 June 6, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Short Finder Weapon Expert

Howard Decker @HowardTheDeck June 6, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Thanks for coming to the site!

jeckal June 13, 2014 at 11:10 am

Short out
specialty: paratrooper
birthplace: unknown possibilities include

penis June 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Hard roll
Machine gunner

Ronnie Gene Pearson July 25, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Star foot

Luc Garrett July 28, 2014 at 4:15 am

Low Slam. Pilot. I come in low. Under the radar. For rescue and low ordnance release operations.

I like it!

Reminds me of FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER with Danny Glover, Willem Defoe, and Brad Johnson.

I’m going downtown! ๐Ÿ˜‰

amira July 30, 2014 at 9:11 am

Short Blast
Medical Expert

Cortney A. September 29, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Hard Blast

Denise Russell October 29, 2014 at 4:03 am

Joe Name:

Bull Town (Ninja)

Cobra Name:

Snow Scorpion (Intelligence Officer)

Aaron September 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Short Roll-Weapons Expert. As in short roll away from jamming a sawed-off shotgun up your jaw if you make fun of my name! ๐Ÿ˜›

James Wright November 11, 2015 at 12:08 am

GIJoe:Air Proof. Sniper by day.
Cobra:Night Slug. Demolitions by night.

Floyd Knapp November 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Top Head SEAL

Bentley Chism January 17, 2016 at 5:57 pm

G.I. Joe: Snow Speed, Pilot
Cobra: Wild Creeper, Mercenary

Centaur71 February 1, 2017 at 5:57 am

I’m HARD JOB, and I’m a SEAL just like ol’ SHIPWRECK!

Jim July 29, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Air Dog Medical Specialist…. medic doesn’t really fit me, I’m more into blowing stuff up LOL

kelly January 30, 2018 at 11:19 am

G.I JOE name crank job
my specialty is ninja

SeaBass September 7, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Sounds like you’re more of a drug dealer than a Ninja.

Wildo May 16, 2018 at 10:47 am

Clean foot, field general.

SeaBass September 7, 2018 at 6:02 pm

Pilot, call sign Hardshot.

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