Mr. Thomas Atkinson
Recruiting Operation Officer of Army ROTC
P:  (540) 464-7680

Main Office P:  (540) 464-7351
F:  (540) 464-7639

Virginia Military Institute
2020 Kilbourne Hall
Lexington, VA  24450

Contact Army ROTC

Major Corey Stavinoha

MSIV Branch Chief/NG
Military Science & Leadership

2058 Kilbourne Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450
P:  (540) 464-7351
F:  (540) 464-7639

Awards and Decorations

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters) 
  • Army Commendation Medal 
  • Air Force Commendation Medal 
  • Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters) 
  • National Defense Medal 
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal 
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star) 
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M Device) 
  • Army Service Ribbon 
  • Overseas Service Ribbon 
  • Joint Meritorious Service Medal 
  • Combat Action Badge 
  • Parachutist Badge 
  • Army Staff Identification Badge

Career Path  

Maj. Corey Stavinoha grew up in a military family and upon his father’s retirement resided in Fairfax, Virginia. He graduated from the Corps of Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and was commissioned as a Field Artillery 2nd Lieutenant in the Virginia Army National Guard. For his first assignment he served as a Fire Direction Officer for Bravo Battery, 1Battalion, 246 Field Artillery, 29th Division Artillery in Danville, Virginia. He was then moved to the position of S1 for the Battalion where due to the transformation of Army Combat Units, oversaw the transformation of the Artillery Battalion to a Brigade Support Battalion. He took command of the newly formed Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team until being deployed with the Brigade Headquarters as the assistant S4 in the International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq in 2007. His next assignment brought him to Richmond, Virginia where he became the Aide de Camp to the Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard from May 2008 to May 2010. Later he was assigned to the G3, Operations Division of the National Guard Bureau where he oversaw the budgets for the National Guards Annual Training Program as well as two Overseas Contingency Operational accounts till July 2012. Maj. Stavinoha is currently assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science and instructs all MS IV cadets at the Marshall-New Market Army ROTC Battalion, Virginia Military Institute.

Maj. Stavinoha is a graduate of the Army Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Field Artillery Captains Career Course, Quartermaster Captains Career Course and the Army Force Management School.


Maj. Stavinoha is married to the former Laura McDonald of Richmond, Virginia.