U.S. Air Force Capt. Kimberly Markovcy Veal, a 2015 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets who earned degrees in mathematics and physics from the College of Science and a minor in leadership studies from the Rice Center for Leader Development, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Boston College.

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.

Veal is on her second combat deployment and currently stationed in southwest Asia with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing.

“I feel like my time in the Corps was able to help me learn how to interact with so many different elements, personalities, moving pieces — all working toward the same goal and getting the job done,” she said.