Corps of Cadets Change of Command Parade to be held May 4
April 29, 2013
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will conduct a Pass in Review on May 4, to honor the Class of 2013 as they become alumni of the corps. The parade will also usher in the Class of 2014 as the new cadet officers and commanders of the regiment.
The current regimental commander is Cadet Col. Cole Freeman of Dinuba, Calif., a senior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and pursuing a minor in leadership studies. He will commission in the U.S. Marine Corps following graduation this May.
Freeman will pass command to Cadet Peter Nettekoven of Hershey, Pa., a junior majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences who is also pursuing a minor in leadership studies and is a member of Army ROTC.
The Pass in Review will begin at 10 a.m. on the Drillfield, centered in front of Burruss Hall. The corps is proud to welcome University President Charles W. Steger who will address the cadets during the parade. In addition, the Highty-Tighties will play and Skipper, the corps cannon, will be fired when the cadets first enter the Drillfield, at the first note of the national anthem, and the first note of “Tech Triumph.” A total of three shots will be fired.
All are welcome to come and view this culminating event for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2013.
Free parking is available around the Drillfield and no visitor’s pass is necessary on weekends. Parking is also available in the Perry Street Lots and the Perry Street Parking Garage near Prices Fork Road. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.