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Student at VMI, a military college in Virginia

Creating A Cyber Secure World: John Barker ‘23

Once Virginia Military Institute came into view, John Barker '23 felt a surge of excitement. He had always dreamt of immersing himself in the world of information technology and making a mark in the industry.  

Hayden Rose portrait over image of VMI barracks

Cadet Rescues Injured Civilian

Hayden Rose ’26, a computer science major at Virginia Military Institute, used the skills he learned as a VMI emergency medical technician (EMT) to save a woman’s life recently while embedded with the 91st cyber brigade for a military activity at Camp Pendleton.

Students during the 2023 Change of Command at VMI, a military college in Virginia.

VMI Holds Change of Command Parade

Under a picturesque blue sky, the change of command parade was held on the Parade Ground at Virginia Military Institute Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m., as the 183rd Regiment handed over leadership of the Corps of Cadets to the 184th Regiment for the 2023-24 academic year.  

A student works with a high school internship program in part with VMI, a military college in Virginia

CCI High School Intern Program Wraps Up

Virginia Military Institute, in collaboration with Virginia Tech, held a 12-week internship recently for high school students, funded by a workforce development grant from the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI).

Students from VMI work a computer controlled golf cart on the military school's campus in Lexington, Virginia

Computer-Controlled Golf Cart Designed by Cadets Debuts at VMI

Cadets at Virginia Military Institute recently demonstrated a computer-controlled golf cart to assist those who have trouble with mobility. The idea came about when the VMI Alumni Association got requests for golf cart transportation around post during reunions.  

Students at the Senior Military College (SMC) Cyber Fusion event held at VMI, a military college in Virginia.

VMI Hosts Annual Cyber Fusion for SMC

Virginia Military Institute hosted Senior Military College Cyber Fusion April 16 – 18 in Marshall Hall. Participating senior military colleges (SMC) include Norwich University, Texas A&M, The Citadel, University of North Georgia, Virginia Tech, and VMI.

Student at VMI's Cyber Club, a military college in Virginia

The Extra Mile: Cyber Club

VMI’s Cyber Club boasts 104 members, making it one of the largest club organizations on post. And it hasn’t been around for long — it started in 2017. 

Student giving honors presentation at VMI, a military college in Virginia

VMI Cadet Strives to Comfort Parents of Hearing Impaired Children

Binh Tran ’23 is working to help parents of children with hearing impairments, and presented his research in his senior thesis. The goal of this multi-student project is to develop an app to help parents of hearing impaired children perceive the same sense of hearing that their children hear.

VMI Hosts 6th Annual Commonwealth Cyber Fusion Event

Virginia Military Institute hosted the 6th annual Commonwealth Cyber Fusion and Virginia Cyber Cup Competition, a state-wide collegiate cyber security competition Feb. 24-25.

Four cadets who received direct commissions into the U.S. Coast Guard through VMI, a military college, pose in front of barracks.

VMI Makes History with the U.S. Coast Guard: Cadets Receive Direct Commissions

For the first time in history, Virginia Military Institute cadets have received active-duty direct commissions to the USCG by way of the Auxiliary University Programs, and will take their oath of office and receive their first salute at the Joint Commissioning Ceremony in May.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders