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Traditions Lunch – General Joe Ramirez ’79, Commandant of the Corps of Cadets

June 8, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Traditions Lunch – General Joe Ramirez ’79, Commandant of the Corps of Cadets

Sponsored by Brent Vannoy ’88, Partner, Hughes Watters Askanase

Date: 2nd Monday, June 8th, 2020

Time: 11:30 Networking, Lunch from Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Grotto, 4715 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027

Cost: $25 covers both lunch and dessert

Parking: valet or complimentary


We look forward to meeting again!

Grotto is following all health and safety guidelines set by the state and the health department to ensure your safety. Specifically they are practicing preventative measures such as:

  • Each table will only be set for 6 to allow social distancing
  • Group condiments (i.e. salt and pepper) will not be set out
  • The waiters will wear masks and gloves
  • Bread will be served with tongs from a basket upon request
  • Sanitizer station available

We ask that all our guests:

  • Take your temperature and if 99.5 degrees and above, please stay home
  • If you or any member of your household shows signs of illness of any kind, please choose to stay home
  • Maintain a safe social distance from other guests at the event
  • NEW POLICY: To ensure your safety and meet restaurant capacity requirements, online RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED by Friday, June 5th at noon.


General Joe Ramirez ’79, Commandant of the Corps of Cadets

Brigadier General Joe Ramirez is a native of Houston, Texas and is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Texas Aggie Band in the Corps of Cadets. He received his commission in the United States Army Field Artillery from Texas A&M in 1979 as a Distinguished Military Graduate.

During his 31 years of military service, General Ramirez commanded soldiers around the world and served in leadership positions in various joint and operational commands. He was the Deputy Chief of Staff for United States Central Command during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and was the Deputy Division Commander for the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea. His most recent assignment was Deputy Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy for US European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.

General Ramirez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Texas A&M (1979); a Masters Degree in Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri (1993); and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (2000).

His numerous military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Korean Defense Service Medal, and the Parachutists Badge.


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