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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus named University of Cincinnati game Hokie Hero


   

1st Lt. George Hogg, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2010 while deployed in Afghanistan. 1st Lt. George Hogg, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2010

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 1, 2012 – Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. George Hogg, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in geography in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, 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 University of Cincinnati 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.

Hogg is currently deployed to a combat outpost in Afghanistan as an Airborne Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader for Task Force Geronimo, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

He is from Abingdon, Md., and is stationed in Anchorage, Ala. This is his first combat deployment. Hogg is a 2010 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets where he was a member of the Army ROTC Marksmanship Team, Ranger Company, and a platoon leader in Kilo Battery his senior year.

Hogg says he would like to say “Rangers Lead The Way" to all his fellow Ranger Company members in the Corps of Cadets; and hello to his wife, who is a second lieutenant stationed in Virginia and to all his friends and family around the world. He also says he would also like to thank all those who serve to keep our nation great.

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,

• 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 and

• 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