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Cadets of the 2021 training cadre walk along a sidewalk on campus.

Global, Ethical Leaders … Now, More than Ever

We trace our history to the founding of Virginia Tech in 1872, but our experience is modern, agile, and unlike anything else offered on campus. We are a four-year, full-time leader development program focused on building teamwork, character, and problem-solving skills that make a difference in today's world.

A cadet leads a tour.

A cadet shows a residence hall room to families.

A cadet received a scholarship from the donor.

Cadets raise the flag during morning formation.

Cadets stand in formation.

The regimental staff forms up in front of the regiment during a parade.

An artist's drawing of the Corps Leadership and Military Science Building

Cadets hold up the Corps flag in Normandy, France.

Choose Your Path

In the Military-Leader Track, you will train to commission as a military officer after graduation. You will be eligible to earn national ROTC scholarships. In the Citizen-Leader Track, there is no military obligation. You will apply the leadership skills you’ve learned directly to your first job.

Family members pin rank insignia onto a newly commissioned Army 2nd lieutenant.

Army ROTC cadets wait on the ground for a Blackhawk helicopter to land.

A cadet sits in the cockpit of a plane.

An Air Force ROTC cadet poses in front of an aircraft.

Midshipmen plan an event.

Naval ROTC midshipmen post on a ship.

Cadet Brooke Edwards ’17, at left, and Jason Ridinger of Northwest Mutual in Roanoke, a member of the Citizen-Leader Track Advisory Board, participate in a mock job interview during the VPI Batallion’s JobEx career-training event.

Police officers talk with Citizen-Leader Track cadets during a class.

Beyond the Classroom

A cadet fires Skipper.

The Gregory Guard waits to perform a rifle salute.

The Highty-Tighties perform before a home football game.

The Highty-Tighties march.

Alumni and Friends

Active and engaged alumni are an integral part of the Corps' success, whether they return to speak to cadets about their leadership experiences, volunteer for or attend Corps events, serve as Class Champions, or, most importantly, become a mentor to cadets.

Boston College game Hokie Hero: U.S. Army Capt. William Chung ’15 is deployed to Afghani-stan.

A Corps alumnus holds up a Virginia Tech flag while standing on an aircraft.

A Virginia Tech flag flies from a surfaced submarine.

An alumnus flies a Virginia Tech flag from a surfaced submarine.

Commandant's Office

141 Lane Hall (0213)
280 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

  • Front Desk: 540-231-6413
  • Enrollment: 540-231-6858
  • Alumni: 540-231-7431
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