Nearly 20 years after he began his association with the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL), Brig. Gen. N. Michael Bissell passed on leadership of the nation’s only all-women Corps of Cadets to new commandant Brig. Gen. Teresa Djuric during his final Change of Command ceremony October 17.

“I have had many assignments in my career, but this has been my favorite and most rewarding, ” said Bissell, who served two combat tours in Vietnam before serving as program manager for Boeing and Sikorsky aircraft team and, later, commandant of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute. He became VWIL’s founding commandant in 1999.

Images by Woods Pierce.

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