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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 Travis Sheets
Deputy Commandant for 4th Battalion

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

CSM Daniel Willey
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 1st Battalion

CMDCM Richard Curtis Jr.
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 2nd Battalion

SGM David Combs
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 3rd Battalion

MGySgt Lance Jones
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 4th 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

Darien Stewart
Recruiting Assistant

Corps Advancement Team

Sandi Bliss
Chief Advancement Officer

Scott Lyman
Associate Director of Development

Katie Mallory
Communications Director

Nicole Freeman
Advancement Associate

CDR Nate Brown
Alumni Director

LTC Edie Fairbank
Alumni Executive Assistant



Samantha Riggin
Museum Curator

Amelia Krafsig
Advancement Associate


Student Support

Lance Moore
Residential Well-Being Coordinator

Keely Arbenz-Smith
Residential Well-Being Coordinator

Hayley Paljug
Residential Well-Being Coordinator

Commandant's Staff

MSG Joseph Moore
Deputy Director of Operations


Leketa Miller
Budget/Scholarship Manager

Dean Miller
Manager, Tailor Shop

Nicole Ward
Program Support Technician

Robin Atkins
Program Support Technician