U.S. Army 1st Lt. John Sweeney, a 2019 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Miami.

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.

Sweeney is stationed at Camp Casey, South Korea, as a member of 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment in the 1st Armored Division. He is the maintenance control officer for his unit.

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