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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Greg Baker named Miami game Hokie Hero


   

Capt. Greg Baker, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2004 Capt. Greg Baker, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2004


BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 22, 2010 – Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Greg Baker, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2004 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus University of Miami game.

The corps Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by ISP Sports and sponsored by the University Bookstore, honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed. Recipients of this honor are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during the radio broadcast of Virginia Tech football games, on the corps website, on the corps alumni website and in the Corps Review magazine.

Baker is currently stationed at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, as a member of the 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. He is from Howe, Ind., and this is his third combat deployment.

Baker is a Class of 2004 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets where he was the Second Battalion Operations Officer in his senior year. He says he would like to send his love to his wife Carrie and daughter Madalyn.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Below are the previous Hokie Heroes from the 2010-11 season.