13th superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, Lt. Gen. Josiah Bunting III ’63, donates in the Marine Corps, to his time at VMI, then through his life up until 2020 to VMI archives.

Bunting Papers Now Part of VMI Archives

The 13th superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, Lt. Gen. Josiah Bunting III ’63, was on post April 25 to reunite with his brother rats of the Class of 1963, but he spent a portion of the morning in Preston Library in a ceremony to recognize his recent contributions to VMI’s archives.

Cobb and Smith Part of With Good Reason Segment

Col. Barry Cobb and Col. Jeff Smith, professors in the Department of Economics and Business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss ways to pay for retirement and the best age to start drawing Social Security on the public radio program, With Good Reason, April 29 – May 5.

Virginia Military Institute’s 2022-23 Leader-in-Residence Tracy Walder.

Walder Serves as VMI Leader-in-Residence

Virginia Military Institute’s 2022-23 Leader-in-Residence (LIR) Tracy Walder, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent, and author of the book, “The Unexpected Spy,” visited post several times through the academic year.

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.

Students part of the VMI Ethics Team

VMI Ethics Team Wins Military Ethics Case Competition

The Virginia Military Institute Ethics Team recently won first place at the Military Ethics Case Competition held at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership in Annapolis, Maryland.  

VMI Commencement Speaker announcement with official portrait of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin

Gov. Youngkin to Send Off Class of 2023

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin will address the Virginia Military Institute’s graduating Class of 2023 at the school’s commencement exercises Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall on VMI’s post in Lexington, Va.

Speaker at VMI during CLE series

Former Combat Pilot Brings Message of Courage to VMI

Virginia Military Institute welcomed Amber Smith, former U.S. Army Kiowa helicopter pilot who flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world, as she closed out the Center for Leadership & Ethics (CLE) 2023 Courageous Leadership Speaker series April 13 in Gillis Theater.

Students part of the pipe band at VMI, a military school in Virginia

VMI Pipe Band Plays at Nashville Funeral of School Shooting Victim

Members of the Virginia Military Institute pipe band played at the funeral of Mike Hill, the 61-year-old custodian at the Covenant School and Covenant Presbyterian Church, April 4 at Stephens Valley Church in West Nashville, Tennessee.  

Logo celebrating the centennial of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

ABMC Centennial Documentary Comes to VMI

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) brings the celebration of its centennial anniversary to Virginia Military Institute on Thursday, April 20.

VMI cadets and leadership in front of bridge at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. -Photo courtesy of Col. Houston Johnson.

Spring Break Destination: Japan

Eight 1st Class commissioning cadets along with their faculty leadership team toured Japan, a key U.S. ally, during spring furlough as part of the Olmsted Foundation’s Undergraduate Program. Cadets were chosen based on their GPA, ROTC ranking, a written essay, and personal interview.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders