VSU Alum, General (Ret) Dennis L. Via Appointed To The VSU Board Of Visitors

Virginia State University Alum and retired Army General Dennis L. Via has been appointed to the VSU Board of Visitors. Governor Glenn Youngkin made the announcement on Friday, November 10.

Via is a native of Martinsville, VA. He attended Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA, where he graduated in May 1980 as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

He retired from the U.S. Army as a 4-Star General and is currently an executive vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, Virginia. In this role, he leads firmwide corporate engagement in the Office of the CEO.

Via is also a fellow for Defense Futures and a Booz Allen’s Defense Sector leadership team member. Within the global defense business, he helps formulate the firm’s future business strategy for the defense market. He contributes to growth across technology innovation, warfighter advancements, readiness, training, and security cooperation.

As a defense fellow, he assists senior defense, intelligence, and homeland security clients in navigating today’s evolving global threat and budgetary environments. In his final assignment with the Army, he led the largest global logistics enterprise in the U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD), comprising 120,000 military and civilian employees in 38 countries and 41 states, with an annual budget of $50 Billion.

He is the first commissioned Signal Corps Officer in the U.S. Army’s history to achieve the rank of 4-Star General. He is married to the former Linda A. Brown of Warsaw, Va. They have two adult sons.