VMI Marches in Presidential Inaugural Parade
LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 23, 2017 – The Corps of Cadets passed in front of the presidential reviewing stand at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, providing a striking finale to the parade honoring the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
The Corps of Cadets trained throughout the week, drilling on the parade ground and performing a uniform inspection, to prepare for the 15-cadet-wide battalion-sized formations that they executed during the inaugural parade. The formation differs significantly from the four-cadet-wide company-sized formations in which the Corps of Cadets typically march.
Their participation in the parade was broadcast across the nation Friday, and it marks the 15th time the VMI Corps of Cadets has participated in a presidential inaugural parade.