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Command Sgt. Maj. Pedro Lopez entered the U.S. Army in New York City, New York. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1994. Upon completion of this training he was awarded the Military Occupation Skill of Cannon Crew Member 13B. After completion of his initial military contract, Lopez reclassified as a utility helicopter repairer 67S.
Lopez’s additional military education includes: Aviation Life Support Equipment Technician Course; the Army Air Assault Course; the basic instructor training course; cadre training course; Equal Opportunity Leaders course; combat life saver course; Command Safety Course; Hygiene/Sanitation Course; Sergeant Major Course; First Sergeant Pre-Command Course; Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officer's Course; and the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer's Course. Lopez holds an associate’s degree in aviation electronics and currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in business management with Excelsior College.
Lopez’s assignments include: First Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-14th Aviation Regiment; First Sergeant, Delta Company, 2-14th Aviation Regiment; First Sergeant, Delta Troop, 2-6 CAV, 25th Infantry Division; First Sergeant, Charlie Troop, 2-6 Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division; Platoon Sergeant, Alpha Troop, 2-6 CAV; Platoon Sergeant, Bravo Troop, 2-6 CAV, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division; Senior Instructor/Writer, 3rd Staff and Faculty Company, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Platoon Sergeant, Charlie Troop, 2-6 Cavalry, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division; Squad Leader, Bravo Company, 404th Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Crew Chief, OH-58D, Echo Troop, 4-7 Cavalry, Camp Stanton, Korea; Crew Chief, Delta Troop, 3-17, Fort Drum, New York; Cannon Crew Member, 2-320th Field Artillery, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and Cannon Crew Member, 1/15th Field Artillery, Camp Casey, Korea.
Lopez’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service medals, the Army Commendation Medal , the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal , NATO Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbons, Senior Aircraft Crewman Badge, the Master Aviation Crewman Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Marksmanship Badge, German proficiency Badge, and the Honorable Order of Saint Michael.
Lopez’s deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan and three rotations to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lopez hails from New York City, New York.
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