Dakota Birdsong ’24, a cadet at Virginia Military Institute, poses with his bagpipe and VMI Pipe Band uniform, which includes a tartan.

Birdsong Excels with Bagpipes

Dakota Birdsong ’24, a modern languages and cultures major, has taken his skills with bagpipes from VMI Spirit Night, to Lexington events, and even to Troy, Ohio, where he is the piper for the American Legion. This March, he will look to add to his collection of medals for his musical skills..

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins '85, VMI superintendent, with VMI logo over photo of Post.

Personnel Update from the Superintendent

This past weekend, Maj. Gen. Wins '85 informed the Board of Visitors of changes among the senior leadership team. Jim Miller, VMI’s athletic director, and Col. Adrian Bogart, the Institute’s commandant, will both step down effective June 30, 2024.

Lt. Gen. Michael Claesson discusses world security in Gillis Theater.

Swedish Defense Chief Visits VMI

Swedish Armed Forces Chief of Defense Staff, Lt. Gen. Michael Claesson, along with several of his staff members, visited Virginia Military Institute recently, during his brief visit to the United States.

Doug Crabb has inspired co-worker, Jacob Hall, to also get in shape.

New Men in the New Year: VMI Employees Work Together to Get into Shape

When Doug Crabb started working in the Department of Facilities Management at Virginia Military Institute last June, he not only started a new career path, but he also began a renovation into becoming a new man.

The U.S. Secret Service visited post to speak and interact with students, while discussing career opportunities.

Secret Service Visits Post to Recruit Top Talent

The U.S. Secret Service made its way to post in multiple black SUVs and an armored bus over the weekend. The visit included a tour of barracks, sharing a meal with cadets in Crozet, and talking with them about career opportunities.

Marc Polymeropoulos, former CIA agent

Former CIA Agent to Speak at VMI

Virginia Military Institute welcomes guest speaker Marc Polymeropoulos, former CIA agent, on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7:45 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall.

Two VMI English Professors Land Books Deals

Lt. Col. Mary “Polly” Stewart Atwell, associate professor, and Maj. Henry A. Wise III ’05, assistant professor, both in the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies at Virginia Military Institute, have secured book deals.

Two of VMI's own were recognized as members of the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team for the 2023-24 academic year.

All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team Announced

Two of VMI's own were recognized as members of the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team for the 2023-24 academic year. The All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team recognizes those who have demonstrated service to their schools and made contributions to campus life and community.

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Office of Global Education, and the Dean’s Academic Speakers Fund at Virginia Military Institute present French films as part of the 2023-24 Albertine Cinémathèque film series.

French Films to be Shown at VMI

Three French films will be shown as part of the 2024 Spring Albertine Cinémathèque film series. The film series aims to expands access to French cinema and supports film programming at American colleges and universities.

VMI Community Theatre allows students and community members to participate in productions.

Auditions to be held for VMI Community Theatre

Cadets and community members may audition any of the four evenings. There are a variety of adult male and female roles to fill for actors.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders