Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Mar. 01, 2012
Jun. 30, 2011
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     $ 101,915,551
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   5,246,527  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011