Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman: A Conversation with General Joe Ramirez
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In this episode, Brian Beckcom speaks with Brigadier General Joe Ramirez about the fundamental and timeless principles of leadership.

General Joe Ramirez’s father was a career military man. General Ramirez thought he would enlist in the Marine Corps like his father. However, a chance encounter with the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets and Aggie Band changed the trajectory of his life entirely. General Joe Ramirez was first drawn to A&M when he saw the Corps of Cadets marching alongside the Aggie Band in Downtown Houston in the early ‘70s. 

General Joe Ramirez was commissioned in the United States Army and worked his way through the ranks, ultimately achieving the rank of Brigadier General. He served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for US Central Command, where he managed various strategic, political, and diplomatic responsibilities in the Middle East. Today, General Joe Ramirez is Commandant of the Corps of Cadets at A&M, one of the few remaining 24-hour ROTC units outside of military academies.

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