U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Catie Fields, a 2019 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in meteorology from the College of Natural Resources and Environment and a minor in geography, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Syracuse.

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.

Fields is currently conducting operations in Syria as a member of 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, attached to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry. She is a fires direction officer conducting long-range field artillery fire missions into Syria.

This is her first combat deployment.

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