Distinguished Member of the Corps



Command Sergeant Major Ted A. Lopez


Command Sergeant Major Ted A. Lopez has been a positive role model representing our Regiment for more than 35 years. During his time at 1st MEB he demonstrated selfless service and deployed to Iraq with a subordinate Engineer Battalion after the CSM was unable to deploy at the last minute. He was then selected to serve as the 11th Regimental CSM for four years under two Commandants, during which he was responsible for the development of CBRN Soldiers throughout the Regiment in all three U.S. Army Components.


Command Sergeant Major Lopez currently serves as Garrison Mayor in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Prior to this position, he served as the Team Chief for Hotel Division for Army North, in this role he served as an Observer Controller/Trainer supervising over 30 Department of the Army Civilians in support of Homeland Defense Operations. He also served as Team Chief of Command and Control Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Element A and B and consequence management of all CBRN, Urban Search and Rescue, Medical and Reserve Component Technical Support Forces in the CRE.


Command Sergeant Major Lopez and his wife focus their volunteering on organizations that support Warriors and Veterans like the United Service Organization, Wounded Warrior Fund, Brooke Army Medical Facility and the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.


Command Sergeant Major Lopez’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf and Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters and Army Commendation Medal with Silver Oak Leaf and Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters.