Citizen Soldiers

"It is to you men and women of the great citizen-army who carried
this nation to victory that we must look for leadership in the critical
years ahead. - Gen. George C. Marshall, VMI Class of 1901

Top Ranked for Earning Potential

Forbes magazine ranks Virginia Military Institute No. 11 on its list
of Top 25 Public Colleges with The Highest Earning Graduates.

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VMI Offers Choice

VMI offers cadets the option to commission upon graduation or
begin civilian careers. The Institute also offers the choice of ROTC
among the branches.



Focus on Faculty

Maj. Dan Harrison ’05 and Jake Hyde ’17 set up a specially designed, air-free, electrochemical cell containing one of Hyde’s iron compounds. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Fueling a Carbon-Neutral Society

Maj. Dan Harrison '05, who’s been teaching at VMI since 2013, focuses his research around developing catalysts that can reduce carbon dioxide into a more reactive carbon species and then into a usable fuel that could someday replace fossil fuels.

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Rat Challenge Reaches New Heights

Rat Challenge, an intensive 10-week program that pushes the limits of physicality and mental strength for new cadets, will culminate in Rat Olympics.

‘There Are Opportunities Everywhere’

Dr. Dekuwmini "Dee" Mornah is planning to lead a group of cadets in Ghana next summer—and he's passionate about teaching entrepreneurship on post.

Conference Offers Lessons on Discourse

Nearly 300 VMI cadets, students from other institutions of higher education, and members of the public heard viewpoints from across the political spectrum this week.

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