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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus named Bowling Green game Hokie Hero


   

1st Lt. Justin May, U.S. Air Force, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2010 seen from his deployed location in Kuwait. 1st Lt. Justin May, U.S. Air Force, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2010


BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 24, 2012 – Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Justin May, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in sociology in 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 2010 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Bowling Green State University game.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by IMG College 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 of Cadets website, on the Corps of Cadets alumni website, and in the Corps Review magazine.

May is currently stationed at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, as the plans and programs director for the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. He is from Silver Spring, Md., and this is his first combat deployment.  

May is a Class of 2010 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets where he served as the Executive Officer of Hotel Company, a platoon leader in the Highty-Tighties, as well as the Vice Wing Commander for Virginia Tech’s Air Force ROTC Detachment.  

He was a second generation cadet as his mother is Lt. Col. Weatherly May, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in management from the Pamplin College of Business and is a 1988 graduate of the Corps of Cadets and the Highty-Tighties. Justin says he would like to send his love to his soon-to-be-wife, Ellen, and to his family and friends all over the world.

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 2012-13 season.

• Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Randy Coggin, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in economics from the College of Science, and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2009,
• Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumna Capt. Kim French, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies 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 2005 and
• Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Mark Angelo, 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 2010