Students - known as cadets - in VMI's military band march in the Founders Day Parade.

Institute to Host Military School Band & Choir Festival

Virginia Military Institute will host the 46th Military School Band & Choir Festival, Feb. 16 -18. The festival will feature a concert band and a festival choir composed of military high school and college cadets, and a clinic for military high school and college drum majors.

Jack Casey ’19

TAPS — Capt. Jack Casey '19

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Capt. Jack Casey ’19 on Feb. 7. Casey was one of five Marines involved in a helicopter crash in California during a training flight.

'Immortal Valor' Author Speaks at VMI for Black History Month

Guest speaker Robert Child, Emmy nominated writer and director, and author of the book, “Immortal Valor: The Black Medal of Honor Winners of World War II,” will speak at VMI Monday, Feb. 19, at 7:45 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall.

Marc Polymeropoulos, former senior intelligence officer for the CIA, speaking at the CLE series.

Former CIA Officer Brings Principles of Leadership to VMI

Marc Polymeropoulos spoke in Gillis Theater to a crowd of cadets, faculty and staff, and community members, about the nine leadership principles addressed in his book, “Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA.”

Environment Virginia Symposium to be held at VMI

The event, organized and co-hosted by the VMI Center for Leadership & Ethics (CLE), is expected to attract nearly 500 participants from state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, higher education, and private industry.

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.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders