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Staff Biographies

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is fortunate to be guided by a group of dedicated commissioned officers, noncommissioned officers, and civilian personnel who assist the cadet leadership in meeting the objectives of the Corps. Each staff member brings a different and valuable perspective to the Corps' day-to-day operation.

Please select a staff member from the list to learn more about them.

Command Staff

Maj Gen Randal D. Fullhart
Commandant of Cadets

COL Craig Alia
Deputy Commandant for 1st Battalion

Lt Col Don Russell
Deputy Commandant for 2nd Battalion

Col Robert Shelton
Deputy Commandant for 3rd Battalion

Lt Col Carrie Cox
Deputy Commandant for the Citizen-Leader Track

CSM Daniel Willey
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 1st Battalion

MGySgt Lance Jones
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 2nd Battalion

SGM David Combs
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 3rd Battalion

Ken Mallory
Assistant Director for the Citizen-Leader Track

Major General W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development

The Highty-Tighties

Corps Recruiting Team

Lt Col Rewa Mariger
Assistant Commandant for Recruiting

Corps Advancement Team

Sandi Bliss
Chief Advancement Officer

Tatum Isenberger
Associate Director of Development

Jennifer Brogan
Advancement Associate

Eric Tysor
Development Associate

Alumni Director

Alumni Executive Assistant

Shay Barnhart
Communications Director

Samantha Riggin
Museum Curator

Student Support

Brooke Schmalhorst
Residential Learning Coordinator

Cassandra Pinaire
Residential Learning Coordinator

Commandant's Staff

Katie Mallory
Executive Officer

Leketa Miller
Budget/Scholarship Manager

Dean Miller
Manager, Tailor Shop

Nicole Ward
Program Support Technician

Robin Atkins
Program Support Technician