Jai Chauhan of Falls Church, majoring in math in the College of Science, has finished the new cadet training week with the Virginia Tech (V.T.) Corps of Cadets and is now a part of the university’s longest standing tradition of leadership development.
For these incoming students, the academic year is broken into three phases: Red, White, and Blue Phase. Red phase opens with the start of new cadet week and goes until October. New cadets are taught the basics of being active members of the corps during this phase. Students fine tune their skill set during the White Phase. Cadets begin formal training as a leader in the Blue Phase. Students are recognized as completing their first year of training in April.