U.S. Air Force Capt. Jordan Schafer, a 2015 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Wake Forest.

He earned a degree in aerospace engineering from the College of Engineering with minors in naval engineering and leadership studies and is currently working on his master’s degree in aerospace engineering through the online degree program.

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.

Schafer is stationed in southwest Asia as a member of the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, where he pilots the HC-130J, a fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft. He works with the rescue triad, which involves the Guardian Angel Pararescue team and the HH-60G helicopters.

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