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

26 October 2020

Mr. John William Boland '73 President
VMI Board of Visitors

On Friday, 23 October 2020, the Governor's Chief of Staff conveyed that the Governor and certain legislative leaders had lost confidence in my leadership as Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute and desired my resignation. Therefore, effective today, 26 October 2020, I here by resign.

It has been the honor of my life to be the Superintendent of VMI for over seventeen years. I always have and always will love the Institute, all of our cadets, alumni and the entire VMI family. Pamela and I pass on our best wishes for the future, and will be cheering you on with great admiration and fondness as your work continues to serve the nation so well.


J. H. Binford Peay III
General, U.S. Army (retired)

Signed copy: Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62 Resignation Letter, Oct. 26, 2020

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