Thomas C. Irvine has enrolled in the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) program at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, the cadet receives a bachelor’s degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
At the host college or university, ROTC cadets receive training in leadership, management skills and military science courses needed to be an Army officer or a successful citizen in a civilian career. The program trains cadets to succeed as effective leaders in any competitive environment. Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments.
Irvine is the son of Carson and Virginia Irvine of Roanoke. He graduated in 2009 from Hidden Valley High School.
– Submitted by Defense Media Activity