USS Cowpens
"The Mighty Moo"
Executive Officer (April 17, 2014 - Present) 
CDR Armando Ramirez  
Executive Officer

Commander Armando Ramirez, a native of Corpus Christi, TX, enlisted in the US Navy in 1989 to attend the US Naval Academy Preparatory School. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1994 and was commissioned an Ensign.
CDR Ramirez’ division officer tours were in USS THOMAS S. GATES (CG 51), where he served in various Engineering divisions, and USS DEYO (DD 989), where he was the CIC Officer and Training Officer. He deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in both commands. Following his tour in USS DEYO, CDR Ramirez served for two years on the staff of Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Fleet, in the Plans and Policy Directorate (N5) as the South American Liaison Officer Coordinator.
After completing Department Head School in Newport, RI, CDR Ramirez had the honor of serving as commissioning Operations Officer in USS CHAFEE (DDG 90). He then reported to USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71) as Operations Officer, deploying to the North Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then served as TLAM Officer on the staff of THEODORE ROOSEVELT Carrier Strike Group for two years.
CDR Ramirez was Executive Office in USS ELROD (FFG 55) for two years. During his tour ELROD deployed twice, the first time to northern Europe and west Africa in support of Africa Partnership Station, the second time to the Red Sea in support of international anti-piracy efforts. He then attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces for a year before reporting to the Joint Staff for a three year tour with the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)
CDR Ramirez holds a Bachelor of Science in History from the US Naval Academy and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
CDR Ramirez’ personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal (6 awards).
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