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Citizen-Leader Track

Great organizations are looking to employ graduates who are purpose-driven, have a strong work ethic, are able to execute, and who put service first. That’s what we help you document.  Within a military-structure, you will assume responsible positions, take classes in leadership and ethics, and have the opportunity to earn a minor in leadership studies. You will also feel the sense of satisfaction that comes from being a part of something bigger than yourself.  And, our Citizen-Leader Track is truly unique among the senior military colleges – you’ll stand out in your first job interview and throughout your career.

Don’t just take our word for it!

“Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets alumni have gone on to become CEOs of companies like Exxon, American Electric Power, Timex, Raytheon, and Hercules.” - Dr. Richard Benson, Virginia Tech’s Dean of Engineering

When you graduate, you’ll join a network of over 10,000 Corps alumni who share your unique college experience and who can help you find your first to last job.

And, of course, there is no military obligation for Citizen-Leader Track cadets.


The Citizen-Leader Track (also known as VPI Battalion) marches in the Roanoke Veteran's Day Parade in 2012. The Citizen-Leader Track (also known as VPI Battalion) marches in the 2012 Virginia Veteran's Day Parade in Roanoke, Va.

Deputy Commandant for Citizen-Leader Track/VPI Battalion

    Donald G. Russell

Lt Col Don Russell, USAF (Ret.)

Things to Know

  • November 1st is the deadline to apply to Virginia Tech for Early Decision.
  • January 15th is the regular deadline to apply to Virginia Tech.
  • The best way to learn about the Corps is to participate in the Spend the Night program.
  • But, You can visit  Virginia Tech and attend the Corps/ROTC Information Session Monday through Friday at 10am in 143 Brodie Hall (Bldg 5 on the campus map).

Give to the Corps

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See the Corps

    Members of the Class of 2016 participate in Medal of Honor Night on the Drillfield

Experience the Corps

Spend the Night or come for our 10 a.m. Information Session (offered Monday through Friday, Building 5 on the campus map)


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