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In the News

Step into cadet life and explore various extracurricular activities that are offered at VMI. See how cadets, faculty advisors and coaches, and post itself, reflect the ever-changing landscape of athletics, academics, community service, and interests beyond the classroom, going the extra mile.


Tommy Lees '24 at Special Forces Underwater Operations School

Lees graduates from Army Combat Diver Course

CDQC is a 6-week course, known by many as one of the most challenging and selective qualifications in the United States military. On top of being physically and academically demanding, combat divers are required to work extremely well as members of a team and under high pressure situations.

VMI Logo and Post

VMI Community Theatre Revives Local History Play

The VMI Community Theatre presents an updated version of “Heroes, Hustlers, Schemers, & Scamps: Curious Characters from Rockbridge County History” on July 13, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall on post at Virginia Military Institute.

Portrait of Jim Miller with VMI logo over photo of Foster Stadium

Miller Named VMI Athletic Director

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins '85, superintendent, has appointed Jim Miller to serve as the Virginia Military Institute's director of intercollegiate athletics. Miller has been interim athletic director at VMI since Oct. 1, 2021.

Katie Lloyd ’23 organizes her findings on intelligence for her Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project titled, “Toward a Typology of U.S. Intelligence Successes and Failures.”

VMI Cadet Researches Intelligence Failures and Successes

Katie Lloyd ’23 researches historical intelligence events in her Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project titled, “Toward a Typology of U.S. Intelligence Successes and Failures.”

VMI contingent on the Mount of Olives, outside the Old City of Jerusalem.—Photo courtesy of Sgt. Maj. Tom Sowers.

Cadets Travel to Israel and Win Debate Competition

Cadets travelled throughout Israel where they were briefed by elected officials, generals, ambassadors, media analysts, jurists, and ministers.

Team portrait of 2021-22 VMI club rugby team.

Club Rugby Seeks National Title

The VMI men’s club rugby team has dominated their conference this season, going 6-2 in the fall and 4-0 in the spring. Now they have their sights set on a national championship.

VMI Combat Shooting Team takes aim at targets.

Combat Shooting Club Team Makes Strong Showing

The VMI combat shooting club team represented the Institute at the annual Relentless Warrior Competition hosted by the Sig Sauer Academy in New Hampshire on April 9. At the event, the team competed against federal and senior military colleges in a six-stage combat shooting challenge.

U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 helicopter on parade ground

First Coast Guard Detachment FTX Kicks Off in Style

VMI’s Coast Guard detachment kicked off their first ever spring field training exercises with the arrival of a USCG HH-60 helicopter to post.

A member of the The VMI Regulators club boxing team holds national champion trophy and belt from the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association National Championships

VMI Club Boxing Win National Championship

The VMI club boxing team, known as the Regulators, is reigning victorious as national champions after a stunning weekend performance at the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA) National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.

Glee Cub members in Puerto Rico Spring 2022

Glee Club Takes Their Craft Abroad

The VMI Glee Club represented the arts for the Institute and enjoyed beautiful weather in Puerto Rico over spring furlough. The group escaped a Virginia snowstorm when they departed from Roanoke Saturday, March 12, and within a day they were at the beach of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders