US Military Academy at West Point/MG Luis Raul Esteves

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Angela wrote at 2014-11-14 20:50:53
Hello Ralph!  You may not ever see this as this thread is so old but I thought I'd at least add my two cents, just in case you do.  I've been trying to find out who the first minority Army General is and at the moment I can't find any earlier than your grandfather(1939).  The closest I've found is MG Clarence L. Tinker, a Native American, who was promoted on 1 Oct 1940.  The first African American was on 25 Oct 1940.  The first Asian American was much later.  



Also, you and Bill were both right.  Your grandfather may not have been academically first in his class but he was the first in his class to make General.  A huge achievement considering he was up against Former President Dwight Eisenhower and General Omar Bradley.  According to Wikipedia (ya,ya, I know) he tutored Eisenhower in Spanish.  You have a wonderfully interesting grandfather.  



I too find it interesting  


Angela wrote at 2014-11-14 20:50:54
Hello Ralph!  You may not ever see this as this thread is so old but I thought I'd at least add my two cents, just in case you do.  I've been trying to find out who the first minority Army General is and at the moment I can't find any earlier than your grandfather(1939).  The closest I've found is MG Clarence L. Tinker, a Native American, who was promoted on 1 Oct 1940.  The first African American was on 25 Oct 1940.  The first Asian American was much later.  



Also, you and Bill were both right.  Your grandfather may not have been academically first in his class but he was the first in his class to make General.  A huge achievement considering he was up against Former President Dwight Eisenhower and General Omar Bradley.  According to Wikipedia (ya,ya, I know) he tutored Eisenhower in Spanish.  You have a wonderfully interesting grandfather.  



I too find it interesting  


Zelma Esteves wrote at 2015-11-18 23:15:41
Contact me zelma.esteves@gmail.com

My father knows many info from MG Esteves.  


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I can answer questions about admissions to West Point; about the history of West Point; about how to travel to West Point, where to eat, where to stay, etc.; and about West Point`s alumni organization, the West Point Association of Graduates.

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I am a 1970 Graduate of West Point. I served six years on active duty and another 8 years in the active reserve. I have been actively involved as a Field Admissions Representative for over 20 years and have participated on my Congressman's Academy Selection Panel for over 25 years. I am actively involved in West Point Alumni affairs, serving in roles both with the West Point Association of Graduates and the local alumni chapter in Annapolis, MD. I also have two sons who graduated from West Point in 1995 and 2001. Both are veterans of the Iraq War and Afghanistan War. The 1995 Grad continues to serve on Active Duty in the Army.

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Bachelor of Science, US Military Academy, 1970 Master of Science (Computer Science), The Johns Hopkins University, 1980

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