Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
Apr. 19, 2013
Jun. 30, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
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 Yes    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 110,600,000
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   5,333,077  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1    
Document Type 10-Q    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2013