'Titan of a VMI Man' G. Gilmer Minor III '63 Dies at Age 82

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of G. Gilmer “Gil” Minor III ’63, who passed away May 4, 2023, at the age of 82, at home surrounded by family. He was described by Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85 as a “titan of a VMI man.” 

Belva Drain and her American Paint horse “Peepers.”

VMI Employee Retires After 43 Years

It takes a dedicated team to keep the uniforms worn by the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute impeccably clean, crisp, and worthy of the respect they deserve. Belva Drain, a vital member of the laundry services team, has retired after 43 years. 

The VMI team receives their Sandhurst Medallion for placing fifth overall at the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point.

VMI Places Fifth at Sandhurst

Team members of Ranger Challenge, the “varsity sport” of the program at Virginia Military Institute, placed fifth, winning a Sandhurst Medallion for the top five overall teams out of 48 teams in the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point.

3D model of a COX-2 protein molecule using ChimeraX

Computer Software Brings Wonderment and Support to Chemistry

Visualizing three-dimensional (3D) molecules on a two-dimensional piece of paper can be a struggle for any chemistry student. Lt. Col. Dan Harrison ’05, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, used his experience with research software to find a tool to address this challenge.

Image of the official VMI seal

Board of Visitors Sets 2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee rates at their meeting in Lexington April 27 – 29.

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: Forging 21st Century Leaders