The Protocol Office provides direct support for visitors involved with the Superintendent and his staff. The office provides protocol guidance and direction with itineraries, seating plans, flag courtesies, and escort duties for all departments or staff who have distinguished visitors at VMI. At a minimum, the Protocol Office should be advised of all visitors coming to VMI.
All staff, agencies, and academic departments at VMI who have a VIP scheduled to visit VMI should notify the Dean’s Office by filling out the appropriate form. Departments handle their own activities, but should coordinate information on their visitors with the Dean’s Office which will keep the Protocol Office informed of all visitors/guest speakers.
Above all, it is the mission of the VMI Protocol Office to provide a comfortable, dignified, and gracious atmosphere for all visitors to the Institute. In this regard, it is on the front lines of ambassadorship and goodwill.