U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Peter Schadt, a 2015 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in economics from the Pamplin College of Business, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Syracuse.

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 magazine.

Schadt is deployed for nine months to Kuwait as a member of the 1st Armor Division, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, in support of Operation Spartan Shield. He is the Alpha Company transportation platoon leader in the 123rd Brigade Support Battalion.

As a senior, Schadt was the logistics officer for Army ROTC.

Written by Carrie Cox