U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Marie (Yacone) Tully, a 2015 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in psychology from the College of Science, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against the University of North Carolina.
The Hokie Hero program 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.
Tully is deployed for nine months to Kuwait as a member of the 1st Armor Division, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, supporting Operation Spartan Shield. She is the squadron chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear officer, and assistant operations officer.
As a senior, Tully was the commander of Alpha Company.