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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

Welcome Class of 2026 Cadets and Families - The New Cadet Quick Start Guide offers a few tasks and tips as you prepare to join the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

Two cadets rappel off the corps' rappeling tower.

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.


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.

A cadet sits in the cockpit of a plane.

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

Beyond the Classroom

Are you looking for a challenge for your college experience? Are you interested in leadership development and lifelong camaraderie?

A cadet fires Skipper.

The Gregory Guard waits to perform a rifle salute.

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.
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