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Corps of Cadets alumnus Lt. Col. Mike Rembold named East Carolina game Hokie Hero

September 25, 2016

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Rembold, at right, poses for a picture with German Major Olaf Balenseifer and a Mongolian guard at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Rembold, at right, poses for a picture with German Major Olaf Balenseifer and a Mongolian guard at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Rembold, at right, poses for a picture with German Maj. Olaf Balenseifer and a Mongolian guard at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Rembold, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1996, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against East Carolina University.

The Hokie Hero program, started in 2006 by IMG College, honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review magazine.

Rembold is finishing a 26-month tour to Bangladesh as the senior defense official and defense attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka. He is the principal Department of Defense official at the embassy and the military adviser to the U.S. ambassador and the government of Bangladesh.

He is an Army foreign area officer and served previously in India, Nepal, and Afghanistan.

As a senior with the corps, Rembold was the public affairs officer for the cadet leadership, a member of the Gregory Guard precision drill team, and member of C Company.

Nominate a Hokie Hero

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Hokie Hero program, started in 2006 by IMG College, honors Corps alumni who are deployed. Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop highlight the honorees during each Hokie football game's radio broadcast.

To nominate a Hokie Hero, email Patsy Hosner.

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