U.S. Army 1st Lt. Peter Unpingco, a 2018 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned degrees in Russian and international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Louisville.

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.

Unpingco is deployed with the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, serving as the executive officer of its forward detachment based in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The unit conducts operations throughout southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.