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Command Sergeant Major Jaime Lopez

Command Sergeant Major

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division
Published Feb. 3, 2023
Updated: Feb. 3, 2023

Command Sergeant Major Jamie Lopez assumed duties as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Pacific Ocean Division Command Senior Enlisted Leader in February 2023. In his appointed role, he supports four districts across the Pacific, in Honolulu, Japan, Korea, and Alaska. He provides advice and counsel to the Commanding General and senior staff on all matters affecting the operation of the organization. He represents the command to customers and stakeholders supported by the Division. Additionally, CSM Lopez is responsible for the professional development, discipline, morale, and quality of life of all Soldiers and Civilians assigned to the Division.

CSM Lopez entered the military in February 1999. He completed Basic and Advance Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO as an Engineer Soldier.

Upon completion, CSM Lopez was assigned to the 84th Engineer Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he served as a Team and Squad Leader. While assigned, he participated in multiple Pacific Pathway exercises. After his tour in Hawaii, CSM Lopez was assigned to Ops Group National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, California. At NTC, he supported multiple unit rotations serving with Lima, Phoenix, and Sidewinder teams. Following his time at the NTC, CSM Lopez served as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where he trained more than 7,000 Soldiers in a span of 2 years. After completing his time as a Drill Sergeant, CSM Lopez was assigned to 610th Engineer Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington. As a Platoon Sergeant, he deployed for 15 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VII. In March 2010, CSM Lopez was reassigned back to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, as a First Sergeant with 232nd Engineer Company, 94th Engineer Battalion. In support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2013, he deployed to Northern Afghanistan. Upon his return, he was reassigned back to Hawaii, where he served as a First Sergeant for 31 months with 561st Engineer Company and HHC 130th Engineer Brigade.

In July 2016, CSM Lopez was selected to attend USASMA as part of class 67. He graduated and was selected as Battalion Command Sergeant Major for 3rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, TX. He then deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield 2017. After Kuwait, CSM Lopez was assigned as the Battalion Command Sgt. Major for 5th Battalion, 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas. With this assignment, Command Sgt. Maj. Lopez manned, equipped, and trained the unit to serve as specialized combat advisors anywhere around the world. In October 2019, the Enabler Battalion deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan to operate in support of Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support. In his most recent assignment, CSM Lopez served as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major for the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, GA.

CSM Lopez graduated from all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System. His military and civilian education include Master Resilience Trainer, Joint Engineer Operations, Drill Sergeant School, Battle Staff Course, Air Assault Course, Tactical Combat Causality Care Course, and Security Force Assistance Advisor Course. CSM Lopez holds a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership through Excelsior College.

CSM Lopez’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with the V device, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Driver’s Badge, Air Assault, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and many other awards. He’s also a recipient of the Silver Medallion of the Order of Saint George, Army Engineer Association’s Bronze De Fleury Medal, and Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.