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Deputy Commanding General, Army Reserve, CASCOM

 

 

Brigadier General
Hector Lopez
Commanding General, 94th Training Division

Deputy Commanding General, Army Reserve, CASCOM




Brigadier General Hector Lopez received his commission from the University of Puerto Rico, Reserve Officer Training Corps program, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Political Science. Additionally, he pursued studies in Global Management from Central Michigan University and earned Master’s Degrees in International Service from American University, Washington DC, Hemispheric Defense & Security from El Salvador University, Argentina, and Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of Syracuse University in the National Security Management Department.

Before his assignment as the Commanding General, 94th Training Division and CASCOM DCG, BG Lopez was the (wartime) Chief of Staff of the U.S. 8th Army, stationed in the Republic of Korea. He occupied a myriad of positions including Commander, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC, where he distinguished himself as Logistics Coordinator for Operation Unified Response in Haiti. BG Lopez started his military career as a Tank Platoon Leader, followed by Cavalry Troop Executive Officer, Tank Battalion Maintenance Officer, Battalion S-3 Air Officer, and Cavalry Troop Commander. Upon his return to Puerto Rico, he was assigned to the 92nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard where he occupied the positions of Brigade Movement Control Officer, Cavalry Troop Commander, Brigade S4 (Logistics Officer) and Support BN S-3 (Operations Officer). BG Lopez’s assignments also include Assistant G4 (Logistics Officer), State Mobilization Officer, and Assistant Inspector General. BG Lopez transferred to the US Army Reserves where he was assigned as the 65th Regional Support Command Unit Training Officer. He later became the Director of Host Nation Support at the 166th Area Support Group and Commander, 394th Quartermaster Supply and Service Battalion with which he deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom 03-04, where he led the construction and management of Cedar II. He subsequently became the Commander of 969th Petroleum Detachment and served as G-6 (Director of Communications) at the 65th Regional Readiness Command.

His military education includes: CAPSTONE, the Army War College; the Inter American Defense College Senior Service School; The Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Course; Command and General Staff College; Associate Logistics Executive Development Course; Petroleum Officer Course; Joint Course in Logistics; Combined Arms Services and Staff School; Quartermaster and Armor Officer Advanced Courses; and Armor Officer Basic Course, among others.

His decorations include: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal with 1 silver and 2 oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He is Airborne and Air Assault qualified.

In his civilian capacity, BG Lopez is the Director of Logistics Management and Services for the Defense Media Activity at Fort Meade, MD.

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