Hardware and Software


New laptop recommendations will be posted by May 1st of each year.

Cadet owned computers must be a laptop, or notebook computer. No desktop computers will be permitted in barracks. All computer systems operating on the VMI LAN must contain a Network Interface Card (NIC).

VMI recommends DELL laptops with 4 year Onsite warranty. With the onsite coverage, laptops are repaired at VMI by a Dell technician.  For a complete list of approved laptops click here.


Microsoft Office Professional is provided by VMI for all cadets.

Bitdefender! software must be loaded on any computer using the VMI network.  It is free and is available at the following link: 


Instructional Packet

This pdf document has been compiled to assist cadets with technical and computer requirements while attending VMI.