Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Craig Mills, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2002 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Championship game.

The corps Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by ISP Sports and sponsored by the University Bookstore, honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed. Recipients of this honor are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during the radio broadcast of Virginia Tech football games, on the corps website, on the corps alumni website and in the Corps Review magazine.

Mills is currently stationed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, as a member of the 577th Base Emergency Engineer Group and is serving as a group project officer supporting the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with construction and engineering expertise throughout Afghanistan. He is originally from Johnstown, Pa., but currently lives in Melbourne, Fla., while stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. This is his 2nd combat deployment.

Mills is a Class of 2002 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and a proud alumnus of Golf Company. His father Dave Mills is also an alumnus of the corps from the Class of 1971 and earned a degree in industrial engineering from the College of Engineering.

Mills says he would like to thank his friends and family for their support throughout his military career and deployment. Most importantly, he sends his love to his wife Stephanie and his son Logan. His wife is also a captain in the U.S. Air Force and Mills says her love and support are what make his service possible.

Below are the previous Hokie Heroes from the 2010-11 season.

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