U.S. Navy Ensign Jake McCormick, a 2018 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned degrees in sociology and criminology from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences with minors in peace studies and violence prevention, as well as leadership studies, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against North Carolina.

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.

McCormick is currently stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, on a training rotation. He is a member of the USS Cole, where he serves as the gunnery officer.