U.S. Army Col. Craig Tippins, a 1991 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in management science from the Pamplin College of Business, was selected as the Hokie Hero for the ACC Championship game against Clemson.

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.

Tippins serves in the in the Office of Defense Representative-Pakistan as the chief of the Security Assistance Office in support of Operation Resolute Support. He oversees security cooperation programs and manages seven divisions that work in concert with other executive branch agencies.

As a senior, he was a member of the corps’ Ranger Company and served as the Alpha Company commander.

To nominate a Hokie Hero, email Patsy Hosner.