VSU ROTC General Officers
Four Star General Officers
- Dennis L. Via
Three Star General Officers
- Alonzo E. Short, Jr.
Two Star General Officers
- Ernest R. Morgan
- Leo A. Brooks
- W. Montague Winfield
One Star General Officers
- Alfred J. Cade
- Bert W. Holmes, Jr.
- Sheila R. Baxter
- Alfred F. Abramson III
- LTC (Ret) Irene F. Logan, first female commissioned in the ROTC program in 1976.
- COL Sheila R. Baxter, 1978 graduate, is the first female promoted to BG.
- MAJ Ester Sharpe, 1987 graduate, first female from Virginia State University deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Shield
- COL Velma Richardson, Assistant Professor of Military Science '80-'83, first female from the ROTC Staff promoted to BG.
- LTC (Ret) Veronica L. Baker first female to serve as PMS since the program originated in 1947 by LTC (Ret) Robert M. Hendrick, Jr.
- MG Leo A. Brooks is the father of BG (Ret) Leo A. Brooks, Jr. and GEN Vincent K. Brooks, currently the Commander, U.S. Army Pacific.
|VSU ROTC PMS||Years|
|1st||LTC (Ret) Robert M. Hendrick, Jr.||1947-51||Deceased|
|2nd||LTC (Ret) Crawford H. Lydle, Jr.||1951-54||Deceased|
|3rd||LTC (Ret) Clinton C. Burke, Jr.||1954-57||Deceased|
|4th||LTC (Ret) George C. Bingham||1957-59|
|5th||LTC (Ret) Jesse J. Mayes||1959-64|
|6th||LTC (Ret) T.J.L. Stephens||1964-67||Deceased|
|7th||LTC (Ret) Phillip Mallory||1967-68||Deceased|
|8th||COL (Ret) Ira Snell||1968-69|
|9th||LTC (Ret) Napoleon Booker||1969-70|
|10th||LTC (Ret) Norris F. Dendy||1971-74|
|11th||LTC (Ret) Jona McKee||1974-79|
|12th||COL (Ret) Frank E. Underwood||1979-82|
|13th||COL (Ret) Wilbert M. Dean||1982-84|
|14th||LTC (Ret) Dan Johnson||1984-87|
|15th||LTC (Ret) Clarence T. Catchings||1988-92|
|16th||COL (Ret) Cortez K. Dial||1992-94|
|17th||LTC (Ret) Michael M. Shackleford||1994-96|
|18th||LTC (Ret) Larry D. Moore||1996-97|
|19th||LTC (Ret) Lloyd J. Brown||1996-97|
|20th||LTC (Ret) Veronica L. Baker||2002-06|
|21st||LTC (Ret) Jeffrey Garland||2006-10|
|22nd||LTC Christopher A. Tompkins||2010-2011|
|23rd||LTC (Ret) Daniel M. Maloney||2011-2014|
|24th||LTC John P. "JP" Swoopes||2014-2015|
|25th||LTC David D. Johnson||2015-Present|
|Approximate Number of ROTC commissionees 1949-2017: 1,640|