Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2011
Oct. 28, 2011
Jun. 30, 2010
Entity Registrant Name VSE Corporation    
Entity Central Index Key 0000102752    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status No    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 130,911,044
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   5,237,923  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3    
Document Type 10-Q    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2011