Wins '85 Appointed 15th Superintendent

Following a professional, thoughtful, and thorough search, the VMI Board of Visitors has voted to appoint Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins '85 to the position of superintendent. The Institute looks forward to the continued leadership of MG Wins, who has served as interim superintendent since November 2020.


VMI Community Updates

Institute leadership continues to communicate important information for cadets, their families, faculty & staff, and the VMI community at-large:

  • The May 2021 Schedule of Events is now available. Additional details and any necessary updates will be added to the Graduation page as they become available.
  • For those attending events on post this weekend, please refer to the Football Parking and Seating Maps April 2021 for specific details regarding access and parking.
  • Tailgating and picnics are still prohibited on post at this time. Home sporting events continue to have their own regulations regarding spectators, and the most up-to-date information can always be found on
  • Registration for summer classes for cadets and visiting students is now open, as is registration for the Summer Transition Program.
  • The VMI Board of Visitors is conducting a meeting on Apr. 30 - May 1, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. A full public notice, including topics to be discussed and public comment information, is available on the BOV Upcoming Meetings page.
  • Construction projects are ongoing and visitors to the area surrounding VMI are encouraged to note all posted warnings and notices.

Cadets preparing for Spring FTX 2021 on Parade Ground

Cadets on the move for Spring FTX

Mid-April saw the return of Spring Field Training Exercise (FTX) following a year's hiatus due to COVID-19. Commissioning cadets of all ROTC branches participated in training and leadership activities on post, in the local community, and around Virginia. Cadets not commissioning upon graduation completed a variety of service projects on post and around town.

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News from Post

Passmore to Speak on With Good Reason

Maj. Tim Passmore, assistant professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss how the changing composition of United Nations peacekeeping forces may signal a larger shift on public radio’s With Good Reason April 24-29, in an episode titled “Protecting Human Rights.”

Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins ’85 to lead Virginia Military Institute

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins will serve as the Virginia Military Institute’s 15th superintendent according to a unanimous vote today by the Institute’s Board of Visitors. Maj. Gen. Wins, a 1985 graduate of VMI, has served as interim superintendent since Nov. 2020.

Robotics Team Earns Highest Placing to Date

The VMI team finished second among nine teams in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region III Hardware Competition, held as part of IEEE Southeast Con 2021, just behind Clemson University, a school with just over 20,000 undergraduates.

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