VT Stories Oral History with Douglas Beaver, September 16, 2016 (Ms2016-015)


VT Stories Oral History with Douglas Beaver, September 16, 2016 (Ms2016-015)


Captain Douglas J. Beaver was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. During his childhood, his father’s naval career took them all over the world to places like: Japan, Washington, DC; Newport, Rhode Island; San Diego, California; the Philippines; and Germany. Of all of these locations, Captain Beaver most fondly remembers Germany.

Well-traveled and with a clear objective in mind, Captain Beaver came to Virginia Tech in 1987 and graduated in 1991 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in History. At Virginia Tech, he continued to live a life familiar to him as a member of the Corps of Cadets and especially enjoyed his history and law courses here.

Although, he was familiar with a military lifestyle, Captain Beaver’s involvement in the Corps was very important to his experience as a Hokie. While discipline is part of the lifestyle for any Cadet at Virginia Tech, Captain Beaver shares that it wasn’t all work and no fun. He and his friends and family went hiking, tubing on the New River, and tailgated for football games. Captain Beaver’s career in the Navy has taken him far away from Virginia Tech, but he and his college friends try to make it back to check on our progress and to attend Corps of Cadets events.



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“VT Stories Oral History with Douglas Beaver, September 16, 2016 (Ms2016-015),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed March 29, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2016-015/Ms2016-015_DouglasBeaver.