U.S. Air Force Capt. Garrett Treaster, a 2016 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in sustainable biomaterials from the College of Natural Resources and Environment and a minor in leadership studies, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Virginia.

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.

Treaster is stationed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, as a member of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. This is his second combat deployment.