U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Luke Hinsdale, a 2013 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in apparel, housing, and resource management from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Thursday’s football game against Miami.

The Hokie Hero program honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review magazine.

Hinsdale is deployed for nine months to Europe, but is currently positioned in Africa as a member of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, Crisis-Response: Africa.

He is the North African-European logistics-operations officer and logistics liaison officer. His team coordinates logistical support for task force personnel forward-based in Africa. 

As a senior, Hinsdale was the regimental adjutant and India Company executive officer, as well as a member of Raider Company and Semper Fi Society. 

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