Each academic year, the Military Officers Association of America Roanoke chapter presents a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Leadership Award to two cadets from among Virginia Tech’s three ROTC programs. On Jan. 19, Capt. Larry Johnson, U.S. Army, retired, an MOAA director from the SW VA Chapter, presented the awards to two Air Force cadets: Bryant Tomlin and Peter Laclede.
Laclede is from Fairfax and is the current Regimental Commander for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and he is studying political science. Tomlin is from Sparta, N.J. and served as the Air Force Cadet Wing Commander in the spring 2009 semester. He is studying Aerospace Engineering.
Both cadets will earn their commission into the Air Force on May 14. After graduation from Virginia Tech, Tomlin will enter pilot training and Laclede will attend training to be an intelligence officer.