Colonel Michael C. Lopez
Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Ordnance School
Colonel Michael Lopez assumed responsibilities as the United States Ordnance School’s Assistant Commandant and Chief of Staff on 11 July 2016.
Colonel Lopez was commissioned in 1988 from the University of Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Military Arts & Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies, and a Master’s Degree in National Security & Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Ordnance Officer Advance Course, and the Command and General Staff College.
His key assignments and duties include the 82nd Airborne Division; 8th Army, 101st Air Assault Division; XVIII Airborne Corps; the Army Sustainment Command; and the Defense Logistics Agency. Colonel Lopez has held numerous tactical, operational, and strategic command and staff positions which include Commander 82nd Brigade Troops Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade; Commander 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, Army Sustainment Command; J3 Director of Operations, DLA Distribution; G3 Chief of Plans, 1st Corps Support Command; and Assistant Chief of Staff G4, 82nd Airborne Division. He has served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His key awards and decorations include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense and Army Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Joint and Army Service Achievement Medals Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asian Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Chilean Jump Wings.
This page last updated: March 24, 2017