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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus named Miami game Hokie Hero


   

Capt. Mark Amos, U.S. Air Force, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2008 shown inside his aircraft with a VT flag. Capt. Mark Amos, U.S. Air Force, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2008


BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 2, 2012 – Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Mark Amos, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in electrical 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 2008 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Miami 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.

Amos is currently stationed in Southwest Asia as a member of the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. As a KC-10 pilot, he provides aerial refueling support to coalition aircraft throughout the Middle East.  

Amos hails from Indianapolis, Ind., and this is his fourth combat deployment. He is a Class of 2008 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets who served as the Highty-Tighty commander and Third Battalion commander during his senior year. Amos was also Virginia Tech’s 2008 Undergraduate Student Leader of the Year; a cadet has been selected for this honor for eight of the last nine years.

Amos says he would like to send his love to his wife Melissa, their daughters Rebecca and Hannah, and his friends and family members serving around 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,
• 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,
• 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,
• 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,
• Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Col. Frank Huber, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering in 1985,
• Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Andy Howell, 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 2007 and
• Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Cmdr. Bill Balding, U.S. Navy, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1989