Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Jun. 30, 2011
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   $ 130,911,044
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 5,286,706  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2012