Staff Biographies

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is fortunate to be guided by a group of dedicated commissioned officers, noncommissioned officers, and civilian personnel who assist the cadet leadership in meeting the objectives of the Corps. Each staff member brings a different and valuable perspective to the Corps' day-to-day operation.

Please select a staff member from the list to learn more about them.

Command Staff

Maj Gen Randal D. Fullhart
Commandant of Cadets

COL Craig Alia
Deputy Commandant for 1st Battalion

Lt Col Don Russell
Deputy Commandant for 2nd Battalion

LTC Charles Payne
Deputy Commandant for 3rd Battalion

CAPT Jamie McGrath
Deputy Commandant for the Citizen-Leader Track

CSM Daniel Willey
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 1st Battalion

MGySgt Lance Jones
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 2nd Battalion

SGM David Combs
Senior Enlisted Advisor for 3rd Battalion

Jason Oberoi
Assistant Director for the Citizen-Leader Track

Major General W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development

The Highty-Tighties

Corps Recruiting Team

Lt Col Rewa Mariger
Assistant Commandant for Recruiting

LTC Gary Jackson
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Corps Advancement Team

Sandi Bliss
Chief Advancement Officer

Associate Director of Development

Jennifer Brogan
Advancement Associate

Shay Barnhart
Communications Director

Col Patience Larkin
Alumni Director

Michele Messner
Alumni Executive Assistant

Samantha Riggin
Musuem Curator

Student Support

Meaghan Sullivan
Residential Learning Coordinator

Liz Aker
Assistant Residential Learning Coordinator

Commandant's Staff

Katie Mallory
Executive Officer

Leketa Miller
Budget/Scholarship Manager

Dean Miller
Manager, Tailor Shop

Nicole Ward
Program Support Technician

Robin Atkins
Program Support Technician