Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 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   $ 130,911,044
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 5,286,706  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2012