U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Kevin Spaulding and 2nd Lt. Kacey Adams were selected as the Hokie Heroes for the Dec. 28 Camping World Bowl game against Oklahoma State.
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.
Spaulding, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 2015, serves as a scout platoon leader as part of the 1st Calvary Division. His platoon conducts route reconnaissance to help units move freely throughout western Iraq.
Adams, a corps alumnus who earned a degree in animal and poultry sciences from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2016, is a battalion chemical officer for the 10th Mountain Division, which is on a nine-month tour of Iraq. Her team’s main mission is to work with the Iraqi Army to advise, assist, and enable them in the fight against ISIS.
To nominate a Hokie Hero for the 2018 football season, email the Corps of Cadets Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.