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Welcome to The Cadet Foundation. Our mission is to support programs that preserve, protect and advance the core ethos of duty, honor, country and development of citizen-soldiers through a shared experience for all. These include initiatives to assist and support cadets and grow the bond between cadets, alumni and those who support the moral, ethical and other positive principles programs and initiatives our supporters envision. The Cadet Foundation supports free speech, academic freedom and viewpoint diversity. The Cadet Foundation publishes The Cadet newspaper as the independent voice of the Corps of Cadets and Alumni since its creation in 1871, its transition to a newspaper format in 1907, and today where cadets have editorial control of the newspaper's contents. Our mission is to support the journalistic pursuits in publishing the student-produced and alumni supported medium of news and information by cadets and alumni in continuing the positive and proud tradition and enhance the bonds between these two essential groups. The interaction will enhance the academic, military, intellectual and professional development experiences of its cadet members interested in careers in journalism or related fields as well as offer leadership opportunities to practice academic, military, and personal skills. Subscribe to the blog for the latest news. The Cadet Foundation was formed and will remains completely independent of the VMI Alumni Agencies and VMI as a state school, as any independent organization should. While we will maintain strict separation from the VMI Administration and the VMI Alumni Agencies, our operations and the programmatic decisions will be completely independently and governed by current cadets and alumni participants.

To support the project you can help as follows:

Text the keyword "TheCadet" to (202) 858-1233 for your donation choices

Visit our donation page at: https://givebutter.com/Gw0jQW

If you wish to donate by check, you may mail your contribution to: The Cadet Foundation, c/o 214 Terrebonne Road, Yorktown, Virginia 23692

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The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) administration, and some members of its Board of Visitors (BOV) have, or are seeking to publicly discredit and/or punish their own cadets for "speaking truth to power" and allowing all viewpoints to be heard by working with and/or influencing the media to question their integrity and discredit reporting. Please review the petition at the link, WATCH THE RECENT BOV Executive Session for yourself, and considersigning the petition calling for a full and IMPARTIAL investigation of these actions.

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Support or become a Business Sponsor!

Follow this link for information on business supporting The Cadet. From accommodations and dining in Lexington and elsewhere to products and services for home or business. Support our sponsors or contact us to learn how your business can join the team!


We need your participation and support

Follow this link to express your interest in participating in The Cadet Foundation and our publication, The Cadet newspaper, as well as the related activities supporting cadets and alumni. We need your support from donations, advertising or time to contribute to The Cadet and related programs.


READ the E-Version of THE CADET On-line!

Follow this link to access the on-line versions of The Cadet newspaper.


MEMBER - Alumni Free Speech Alliance

The Cadet Foundation is a proud and honored member of the Alumni Free Speech Alliance. On many campuses, students and faculty are attacked for exercising free speech. According to teh FIRE survey, over 80 percent of students at schools surveyed said they self-censor in the classroom, on campus and online. Read more about the issue and the AFSA's work.

We Proudly participate in and support