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Latino Daily News

Monday October 4, 2010

First Hispanic to Lead Corps of Cadets

Texas A&M’s largest student group the Corps of Cadet has selected its first Hispanic leader, Brigadier General Joe Ramirez Jr.  Ramirez is an alumnus of Texas A&M and will be responsible for leading the Corps 2,000 members and playing a senior leadership role in promoting many of A&M’s traditions.  The Corps was established in 1876 and is one of the country’s oldest student organizations.  The Corps of Cadets or “Aggies” as they are best known have produced over 200 U.S. Generals and countless Medal of Honor military awardees. 

Ramirez is the former Deputy Director for the U.S. European Army command and received endorsements from the Texas A&M Hispanic Network.  He will also serve on the University President’s executive team.