Please join us for: 2022 holiday party



WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2022



ATTIRE:  Casual

CATERED BY: Choccolatte's



107 Twilight (off Red Sail)

Horseshoe Bay, Texas  78657

This year's program will begin with social time and dinner followed by our speaker Col. Michael Thomas Ripley and our business meeting.  


Please RSVP by purchasing your tickets below.  Questions?  Contact Yvonne Kaatz at 512-426-8410 or send her an email.





guest speaker

COL. Michael T. Ripley, class of 1994

Army Special Operations Command Liaison Officer,
US Army Futures Command


COL Michael T. Ripley graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant.

As an Infantry Officer, he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Support Platoon Leader in the Republic of Korea with the 9th and 20th Infantry Regiments. He later served as a Company Executive Officer and Support Platoon Leader with the 87th Infantry Regiment in the Republic of Panama. COL Ripley graduated the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1999, and was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). As a Detachment Commander, he participated in the Colombian Counternarcotics Initiative and deployed to Colombia, Dominican Republic, and Paraguay. From 2001 to 2010, he served as a leader in numerous other operations in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Iraq, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, El Salvador, Trinidad, and Tobago.

From 2010 to 2013, COL Ripley served in Joint Special Operations Command as Aide‐de‐Camp to Commander JSOC, J5 Strategic Plans Officer, and J35 Future Operations Officer. COL Ripley assumed command of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) Brigade Special Troops Battalion in June 2013 in Bamberg, Germany and later that year moved the Battalion to Vicenza, Italy where he led the unit through multiple international exercises. COL Ripley was assigned to NATO SOF Headquarters as Military Assistant to Commander NSHQ in August 2015, and assumed the Chief of Staff position from June 2016 – July 2018.

Most recently COL Ripley served for two tears as the Deputy Commander, 7th Special Forces Group at Camp Bull Simons, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He now serves as the United States Army Special Operations Command to Army Futures Command in Austin, Texas.




6:30PM Thu 17 Nov 2022, Central timezone


Quail Point Lodge
107 Twilight
Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657 United States

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