Summer 2017 Corps Review | Back
Incorporated in 1992, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni Inc. (VTCCA) supports the Corps of Cadets in various ways. The VTCCA board of directors meets twice a year to offer alumni insights to the commandant of cadets and to support him and his staff in a range of opportunities. Six new members joined the board this year.
Donald “Don” Clay Robertson was a member of K Company and the company commander his senior year. He was a member of many Corps-specific and university student organizations. After graduation, Robertson briefly worked for Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp. On active duty in the U.S. Army, he served at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and on two foreign assignments. He received the Bronze Star in 1970. After his military service, Robertson became a design engineer with General Electric Large Gas Turbines in Greenville, South Carolina, rising to senior design engineer. He received his South Carolina Professional Engineer license in 1976. He joined Michelin North America, lived in France from 1977 to 1978, and held several engineering and technical management roles with the company. He retired from Michelin in January 2011 with 34 years of service. Robertson and his wife, Jo Ann, live just outside Greer, South Carolina.
Christy Nolta, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the deputy director of Air Force staff at the U.S. Air Force headquarters at the Pentagon. She assists the assistant vice chief of staff and director of the Air Force staff with executing the office’s responsibilities, including performing high-level projects according to policies, goals, and objectives of the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force. She also assists in Air Force staff organization and administration to support the Air Force’s mission. In the Corps, Nolta was in Bravo Company and Air Force ROTC and a member of Angel Flight, Conrad Cavalry, Southern Colonels, Scabbard and Blade, and Student Alumni Associates. She was a writer, designer, and editor on the Bugle yearbook staff; a member of the Society of Collegiate Journalists; and a member of the Corps’ regimental staff. Nolta is married to Air Force Lt. Col. Mike Nolta (ret.) ’84. They live in Herndon, Virginia.
David Cash graduated Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He served as a resident advisor and head resident advisor at Miles Hall. In addition, he served on several politically affiliated student organizations. After graduation, Cash worked as a manager trainee at Central Fidelity Bank in Richmond, Virginia, until beginning the U.S. Navy’s Officer Candidate School in October 1983. He commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps, serving on tours aboard the USS Saipan, USS Phoenix, and USS Emory S. Land. His shore tours included headquarters, Navy Supply Corps headquarters; Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic; officer in charge, Priority Material Office Detachment; and director, Submarine Logistics. Cash earned his MBA from William & Mary. He retired from the Navy in 2003 and is currently the director of business analytics at Ironclad Technology Services in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Jason Oberoi joined the Corps in August 2005 as a member of Band Company. He served as cadre sergeant, the VPI Battalion first sergeant, the band XO, the regimental S-3, and on the Exec Court. After commissioning as an armor officer in May 2010, Oberoi became a platoon leader, executive officer, and adjutant in the 1st Squadron of the 14th Cavalry Squadron in Fort Lewis, Washington. After separating from the Army, Oberoi worked in Baltimore as a logistics manager, then as an executive assistant for the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business. Currently, he is the assistant director for the Corps’ Citizen-Leader Track. Oberoi volunteers as a faculty Fellow for Sigma Phi Epsilon and as an emergency medical technician for the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. He is married to Allie Oberoi ’10 and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Allie Oberoi is the Corps’ executive officer. She also serves in the Virginia National Guard as the company commander for the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. In the Corps, Oberoi was a member of the Highty-Tighties, serving as the 3rd Battalion XO and Band Company commander. Oberoi received a Distinguished Military Graduate in Army ROTC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in leadership. Oberoi accepted a commission as a military police officer through the Army ROTC. Stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Oberoi deployed with the 54th Military Police Company, leading a platoon in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. After redeploying, she served as the Logistics Officer for the 504th Military Police Battalion. While on active duty, Oberoi completed a master’s degree in human resources, with a certificate in organizational leadership from Brandman University. She transitioned to the civilian workforce in 2014, starting as a warehouse supervisor for Pepsi Beverage Company in Baltimore before joining the Corps’ staff as the enrollment officer. She is married to Jason Oberoi ’09 and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Cmdr. Mike Weaver was a member of F-Troop in the Corps. He served in various capacities in the Corps. as well as for the Ring Dance Committee and Corps’ Undergraduate (Academic) Honor System. He also helped begin the Corps’ chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association. After graduation, Weaver joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps, where he served as a junior officer aboard NOAA Ship Mount Mitchell. He later became a pilot, flying to verify and update data for NOAA’s Visual Aeronautical Charts. In addition, he served as a software project engineer in the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) as party chief and project lead on the Cessna Citation, as project manager for the Space Weather Prediction Center, the deputy chief of the NGS Remote Sensing Division, as the NGS operations director, and in support of NOAA’s Integrated Project Office. After retirement, Weaver received a Master of Theology degree from Duke University. He joined the Corps staff in 2011 as deputy commandant of 1st Battalion. Currently, Weaver is the executive director of the Bradley Study Center, a nonprofit organization in Blacksburg that will serve Christian faculty and students at Virginia Tech.