UPDATES TO FALL 2020 - Operational updates and official communication from VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62 are available. More

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Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62 Resigns as VMI Superintendent

Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62, VMI Superintendent, submitted his resignation letter to the VMI Board of Visitors on Oct. 26, 2020.

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VMI Board of Visitors Official Acceptance of the Resignation of Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62

Letter from John William Boland, President of the Board of Visitors, accepting the resignation of Gen. J. H. Binford Peay III '62, VMI Superintendent

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Statement of the President of the VMI Board of Visitors John William Boland, October 26, 2020

Today, the Superintendent tendered his resignation to the Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors accepted it with deep regret.

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A Letter from the President of the Board of Visitors to Gov. Northam

Mr. John W. Boland, President of the VMI Board of Visitors, responds to the letter from Governor Ralph Northam regarding review of culture, policies, procedures, and equity at VMI

An Update on Fall 2020 from the Superintendent, Oct. 15, 2020

Gen. Peay updates the VMI community on changes to operational procedures for Fall 2020.

Rats participating in a women's section of PE 102 - VMI Photo by Mary Price

Boxing Adapts to COVID Era

Thanks to the efforts of Col. James “Jimmy” Coale, professor of physical education, and his colleagues, rats enrolled in Physical Education 102, the required boxing course, are learning to box in a way that’s designed to minimize health risks while maximizing skill development.

Two VMI mothers unloading care package boxes

Pandemic Package Corps Delivers Treats—and Caring

The idea began in early September in an online forum for the mothers of cadets—how do they show cadets that they are cared for in spite of Parents Weekend being canceled this year?

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Astronauts, Kangaroos—and the Pony Express? VMI Archives Has Unexpected Finds

From photographs taken in the mid-19th century to an account of the construction of the Panama Canal and even letters by two founding fathers of the United States, the VMI Archives offers a treasure trove of history spread out over four centuries.

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TAPS–Col. George Piegari

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Col. George Piegari at the age of 79.

Gen. James C. McConville 0th chief of staff of the U.S. Army, addressed faculty, staff, and the Corps of Cadets of Virginia Military Institute in Cameron Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Army Chief of Staff Stresses People First

Gen. James C. McConville, 40th chief of staff of the U.S. Army, addressed masked, socially distanced faculty, staff, and the Corps of Cadets of Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday, Sept. 30.