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Corps Review: Fall 2022


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    Steffen pilots a helicopter with an aircraft carrier in the background
    Hayfield Dreams and Corps Values

    Growing up on a farm in Bedford, Virginia, I used to run out into the front hayfield, look into the sky and watch Navy F-4 Phantoms and A-6 Intruders roar by on a low-level route and dream what it would be like. This was reinforced by my mom, who was a private pilot and used to take me flying when I was little. Fast forward to my senior year of high school and I was working hard to make that dream a reality by applying to the Naval Academy, VMI, and Virginia Tech.

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    Focused Training and Phased Foundations
    Focused Training and Phased Foundations

    In late April this year, with New Cadet Week and the arrival of the Class of 2026 just a few months away, commanders and cadre members for this fall were chosen. Past COVID restrictions impacted the training cycle for both classes, so with an influx of new staff members and the unique challenge of stepping past a pandemic, it was a good opportunity to make a few changes to cadet training.

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    Allen and Fullhart sit at a skirted Boeing table with flags in the background
    Boeing Opportunities for Corps Alumni and Cadets

    The implications of this partnership are clear and will have a direct impact on the lives of graduating Citizen-Leader cadets and Corps military alumni. Civilian cadets and Corps alumni transitioning to civilian life continue to seek ways to serve the nation, and this partnership provides a direct path towards that end. Boeing is partnering with the Corps and its alumni, not because of major, course background, or degrees conferred, but rather because of the progressive leader development model that the Corps offers and the leaders it produces, speaking volumes about the success of this program.

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    Sgt. Maj. Combs sits on the shaded porch of Lane Hall surrounded by cadets who are listening to him as he speaks.
    Parting Thoughts of a Servant Leader

    He has been the quiet dedication to leadership education in 3rd Battalion for the last 9 years and early this fall, Sgt. Maj. Combs announced his approaching retirement in May. Despite his dislike of personal attention, he agreed to let me interview him for a farewell piece. As a co-worker, I selfishly enjoyed the interview with him and hope you do, too.


Our Columnists


Commandant's Column: A Long Life Lived Well

Giving: The Relationship of Philanthropy

Get to Know the New Corps Staff



Honor Guard

In Memory | Lest We Forget


The Back Cover

Cadets in dress uniform stand in a line at night facing the camera with the Pylons illuminated behind them.
Fall 2022 Regimental Staff. Photo by Pat Artis for Virginia Tech.
Cover of Corps Review Fall 2022 showing new cadets marching toward a puddle that shows their reflection
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