Parking Alert - The parades scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday Oct. 3, have been canceled due to weather. During football Game Day Saturday, the Parade Ground will be closed to parking. Parking will be on a first-come, first-served, basis on paved areas only. Tailgating will not be allowed on the Parade Ground. For more information, click here.
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

Shawn Simmons

simmonssHuman Resource Assistant
Military Science & Leadership

2020 Kilbourne Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450
P:  (540) 464-7351
F:  (540) 464-7639




Awards and Decorations

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC)
  • Army Achievement Medal (Silver Star)
  • Good Conduct Medal (1 Silver Clasp)
  • National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star)
  • NCO Professional Development Ribbon (#2)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon (#2)

Career Path

Mr. Simmons joined the National Guard in February 1980 where he was trained as a Truck driver and a Cav Scout.  He went into the active Army in August 1983.  He has served in many different jobs and places throughout the world to include:  Chief, Admin NCO Army ROTC, Virginia Military Institute, Admin NCO/ROO/MS I Instructor Army ROTC, Edinboro University, PA, Defense Courier Service, STRATCOM Joint Orderly Room NE, Admin NCO, Protocol Korea, Community NEO Warden for Mainz Germany and Admin NCO 1/46 Inf, Fort Knox KY.


Mr. Simmons currently working on Associate Degree in Business Administration.  Married to Jackie Simmons and have four children of which one is in the Navy and one in the VA National Guard.