The VMI experience emphasizes the value of service by preparing cadets to become citizen-soldiers who will serve their country and communities.
Approximately 50 percent of VMI graduates choose to begin their careers with service in the armed forces. Many others serve their country and communities in the civilian sector, including service with the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Teach for America. All are ready, in war or in peace.
All cadets participate in service opportunities at some point during their cadetship.