Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Cmdr. Shane Morton, U.S. Navy, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1995 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus University of North Carolina 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.

Morton is currently stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, as a Navy member of U.S. Forces - Iraq. He works as part of the Iraqi Security Assistance Mission to rebuild the Iraqi Navy. Morton is from Parkersburg, W.Va., and this is his first combat deployment on the ground since he usually deploys to this part of the world aboard a ship. 

Morton is a Class of 1995 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and he says, “to send his best wishes to all of the Cadet Corps, especially the members of Bravo Company.”

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