U.S. Air Force Capt. Jim Brooks, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in accounting and information systems from the Pamplin College of Business and a minor in leadership studies from the corps’ Rice Center for Leader Development in 2011, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against William & Mary.

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 alumni magazine.

Brooks is deployed to Afghanistan as a member of the Special Operations Joint Task Force-NATO Special Operations Component Command. He serves as the contracting officer and program manager for the field ordering officer program. His team works directly with U.S. Army Special Forces to create a local procurement network for the operators fighting in the field.