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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Phil Millett named Orange Bowl Hokie Hero

January 4, 2011

Lt. Col. Phil Millett, Kentucky Air National Guard, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 1988
Lt. Col. Phil Millett, Kentucky Air National Guard, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 1988

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Lt. Col. Phil Millett, Kentucky Air National Guard, who earned degrees in management and marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business in 1988 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Orange Bowl.

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.

Millett is currently stationed at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan, with the 165th Airlift Squadron of the Kentucky Air National Guard flying C-130 aircraft. He is from Vienna, Va., and this is his 5th combat deployment. Millett is a 1988 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

Millett says hello to his wife Elisa and his boys Andy and Will, who he says are both huge Hokie fans back in Louisville, Ky., and also to his parents Phil and Sandy Millett in Vienna, Va. He sends his love and says he will be home soon.

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

  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Cmdr. Jeff Woods, U.S. Navy Reserve, who earned a degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business in 1989,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Lt. Col. Steven Carter, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1989,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Maj. Dave Sadlier, U.S. Marine Corps, who earned a degree in psychology from the College of Science in 1995,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus retired Col. James Tom Roberts, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in business administration from the Pamplin College of Business in 1962,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Timothy Owens, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in political science and a minor in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences as well as a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2004,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Daniel Richardson, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in industrial and systems engineering from the College of Engineering and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2004,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumna Special Agent Christina Royal, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in sociology 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 2006,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Col. Tom Lantzy, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in forestry and wildlife from the College of Natural Resources and Environment in 1986,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st. Lt Nicholas Williams, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2008,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Cmdr. Shane Morton, U.S. Navy, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1995,
  • 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,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 2nd Lt. Matthew Van Arsdale, 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 2009, and
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Craig Mills, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2002

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