U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Schenaker, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies from the corps’ Rice Center for Leader Development in 2011, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Marshall.

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 alumni magazine.

Schenaker is an armor company commander with Comanche Company, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment. His company is deployed to the Pacific Theater of Operations in support of armistice operations.

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