Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Timothy Dillera, United States Air Force, who received a degree in chemistry from the College of Science in 2003 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus Boston College football game.

The corps Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by ISP Sports and sponsored by the University Bookstore, honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed. Recipients of this honor are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during the radio broadcast of Virginia Tech football games, on the corps website, on the corps alumni website and in the Corps Review magazine.

Dillera is an F-15E Strike Eagle weapons system officer with the 336th Fighter Squadron from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., but is currently on a one-year deployment to the Middle East supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

He is from Chesapeake, Va. and is a Class of 2003 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Dillera is on two weeks leave from his deployment and was in Lane Stadium for the Boston College game, along with his wife Susan, also an Air Force officer, and their two-year-old daughter, Jordan. During the pre-game ceremony, Dillera gave the Hokies Respect address to the crowd of 66,000.

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