Cadet Adam Giammattei will receive the flags at this week’s football game against Old Dominion University.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team continue their proud partnership to highlight the colors during the pre-game ceremony at every football game.

Three football players, chosen because of their performance in the last game or at practice, carry the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag as they lead the team onto the field. They deliver the flags to cadets at the south end of the field. 

The cadets, also selected based on their performance in the corps, render honor to the flags and carry them off the field. At home games three first-year cadets are selected, and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games. 

Giammattei, a sophomore in Army ROTC and majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering with a minor in leadership studies from the corps’ Rice Center for Leader Development, was chosen for his work ethic and prioritizing the team over himself. He is a recipient of a corps Emerging Leader Scholarship and a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship.

Written by Eleanore Akwe, of Leesburg, Virginia, a senior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.