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CSM Emilio A. Lopez Jr.


CSM Lopez was born in Brooklyn, New York and enlisted in the United States Army in 2002. Completed Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.


CSM Lopez has served in numerous positions to include Track Driver (M113), M240B Machine Gunner, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Battalion CBRN NCO in HHC, 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, GA, Platoon Sergeant in E Co., 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, GA, First Sergeant in D Co., 1-48th Infantry Battalion, Basic Combat Training, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, First Sergeant in 4th CBRN Co., 23D CBRNE Battalion, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, Chief of Training in 8th Army Wightman NCO Academy, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, 2ID, CBRNE SGM, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, and lastly as the Battalion CSM, 23D CBRNE Battalion, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea.


CSM Lopez military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course (Commandant’s List); Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course; Senior Leader Course (Commandant’s List); U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy (Class 71); Biological Integrated Detections System (BIDS) L4 Course (Honor Graduate); Company Commander/First Sergeant Pre-Command Course; Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) Course I & II, Common Faculty Developmental - Instructor Course (CFD-IC); Technical Escort L3 Course; Tactical, Radiological and Nuclear Course; CBRN Dismounted Reconnaissance Course; Mass Casualty Decontamination Course; Field Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course; Advanced Chemical and Biological Course; Equal Opportunity Leader Course; Combat Life Saver Course; Battalion Pre-Command Course (PCC); Battle Staff Course; Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, Small Unit Ranger Tactics Course and the U.S. Army Ranger School.


Awards include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (5th Oak Leaf Cluster); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster); Presidential Unit Citation Award; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars); Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 Campaign Stars); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5); NATO Medal; Driver’s Badge; Air Assault Badge; Parachutist Badge; Combat Action Badge and Ranger Tab.


CSM Lopez has deployed in support of combat operations, totaling 60 months in combat experience both Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s been awarded the British Parachutist badge and is a recipient of the Chemical Corps Honorable Order of the Dragon. CSM Lopez holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University.


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