Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Maj. Dave Sadlier, U.S. Marine Corps, who earned a degree in psychology from the College of Science in 1995 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus East Carolina University game.

The corps Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by ISP Sports 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 website, on the corps alumni website and in the Corps Review magazine.

Sadlier is currently stationed at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, as a member of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force serving as an operations analyst to Regional Command Southwest. He is from Annapolis, Md., and this is his second combat deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom. Sadlier is a Class of 1995 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and was the Delta Company Commander during his senior year.

He says he would like to send his love to his wife Kirsten and their four children Erica, Grady, Liam, and Jenna. All are big Hokie fans and are looking forward to being with their dad at the Georgia Tech game in November, they say.  

 Below are the previous Hokie Heroes from the 2010-11 season.

  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Cmdr. Jeff Woods, U.S. Navy Reserve, who earned a degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business in 1989, and
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Lt. Col. Steven Carter, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1989.