U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Kyle Luchau, a 2018 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in psychology from the College of Science, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Duke.

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.

Luchau serves as an exchange officer with the Navy and is currently on the Canadian warship Harry DeWolf, which is deployed to the Arctic Ocean for Operation Nanook 21. His goal is to strengthen his skills as a naval officer through familiarization and experience with Canadian operating systems and procedures. He also is working to foster the relationship between the two countries and gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges and operating environments in the Arctic Ocean.

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