Scott Lyman

Associate DoD, Corps of Cadets

Colonel Robert “Scott" Lyman (Ret.) is the associate director of development for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

COL Lyman graduated from Virginia Tech in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in political science and was commissioned as an U.S. Army aviation officer, becoming a third generation Army officer in his family.  He was a member of Alpha Company all four years in the Corps and comes from a long line of cadets and Hokies. 

After graduation, COL Lyman attended the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and then the Rotary Wing Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, graduating as an Army scout pilot. His operational assignments included tours with the 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Infantry Division, and 1st Infantry Division as a military transition team chief and deputy commander in Afghanistan.

During his 29-year career, COL Lyman has had various aviation, command, and joint assignments, culminating as the defense coordinating officer, U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, where he served as the single point of contact for requesting, validating, and coordinating Department of Defense support for the Federal Emergency Management Agency during natural or man-made disasters in the Pacific region.

Scott is married to the former Tammy Grover of Ashford, Alabama, and they have four children: Mandie, Danielle, Dane, and Grant.