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Women in the Corps of Cadets

The "L" Squadron, the first women in the Corps of Cadets, 1973

Significant Dates for Women in the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech

1959 -- Commissioning of Patricia Ann Miller
1973 -- First Women to Join the Corps of Cadets Form the L Squadron
Images of the "L" Squadron
1977 -- Marilyn Helmeyer is the first woman in the Highty Tighties
1987 -- Denise Shuster (IS '88) earns the Corps' highest rank of regimental commander
CPT Debbie Cheslow (AOE '87) is the first Virginia Tech female to become an Air Force pilot
1992--Lori Keck (LASC '92) becomes the regimental band's first female drum major

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Updated Nov. 19, 2008: GMc