Corps of Cadets Change of Command Parade to be held May 3
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will conduct a Pass in Review on May 3, to honor the Class of 2014 as they become alumni of the corps. The parade will also usher in the Class of 2015 as the new cadet officers and commanders of the regiment.
The current regimental commander is Cadet Col. Jordan Disney of Owings Mills, Md., a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science and pursuing a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development. He is a recipient of the Major John B. Byers Commandant Scholarship and an Emerging Leader Scholarship. Disney will commission in the U.S. Army following graduation this May.
Disney will pass command to Cadet Andrew George of Pittsfield, Mass., a junior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences who is also pursuing a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development as well as a minor in statistics from the College of Science. George is a member of Army ROTC and is a recipient of the R.B. Pamplin Family Emerging Leader Scholarship.
The Pass in Review will begin at 10 a.m. on the Drillfield, centered in front of Burruss Hall which is located at 800 Drillfield Dr. The Highty-Tighties will play and Skipper, the Corps of Cadets cannon, will be fired when the cadets first enter the Drillfield, at the first note of the national anthem, and the first note of “Tech Triumph.” A total of three shots will be fired. University President Charles W. Steger will address the cadets during the parade.
All are welcome to come and view this culminating event for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2014.
Free parking is available around the Drillfield and no visitor’s pass is necessary on weekends. Parking is also available in the Perry Street Lots and the Perry Street Parking Garage near Prices Fork Road. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.