Cadet Jacob Glauber, a junior in Army ROTC majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business, is the honorary flag cadet Saturday’s football game against Wake Forest.

The recognition is part of a partnership between the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team 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 and 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. Three first-year cadets are selected for home games. This year, an upper-class cadet will be recognized as an honorary flag cadet for away games.

Glauber served as part of the training cadre for Kilo Battery, his unit in the corps, that provided the initial training for new cadets. He stood out for his ability to provide emotional support to cadets who needed it while keeping them focused on their training goals, said Cadet Miles Keane, a senior in Army ROTC majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Kilo Battery’s executive officer.

Glauber “was able to tailor his leadership to those under him to create a unified team” and serves as a role model to his freshmen by setting a high standard for himself and those around him,” Keane said.

The recipient of a corps’ Emerging Leader Scholarship, Glauber is also a squad leader for Army ROTC and a member of the corps’ Cyber Team. After graduation, his goal is to serve with a cyber unit in the Army National Guard and pursue a career in cyber security in the private sector.