Reynold L. Lopez


Reynold L. Lopez

Brigadier General Reynold L. Lopez began his military career in September 1942 when he enlisted in the Enlisted Reserve Corps from ROTC. He was called to active duty as a sergeant and attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, graduating in October of 1944, commissioned as a second lieutenant. He entered federal active service in October 1944, and was assigned as Platoon Leader, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. During his period of active service he was assigned as Platoon Leader and Company Commander. He was discharged from active service on 8 January 1947. | He was commissioned in the Puerto Rico National Guard on 15 April 1947 as a first lieutenant, Infantry, with assignment to the Anti-Tank Company, 296th Infantry. Since entering the Puerto Rico National Guard, he has served as Assistant Operations and Training Officer, 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry; Supply Officer, 2d Battalion, 296th Infantry; and Adjutant, 2d Battalion, 296th Infantry. | He entered active federal service during the Korean conflict on 10 September 1950.  He was released from active service on 12 September 1952, with reassignment to the Puerto Rico National Guard.  Since that time, he has served as Battalion S3, 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry; Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry; Operations and Training Officer, 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry; Deputy Commander, 1st Brigade, 296th Infantry; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 296th Infantry; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry; Brigade Deputy Commander, 92d Infantry Brigade; Commander, Service and Combat Support Group (Sp); Commander, 292d Area Headquarters, (Labor Supervision). | He was appointed Assistant Adjutant General and federally recognized as Brigadier General, Adjutants General Corps, on 1 October 1974. | His awards and decorations include: American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Puerto Rico National Guard Merit Cross. | General Lopez held memberships in the Association of Military Engineers; Mechanical Engineers of Puerto Rico College; Civil Engineers of Puerto Rico College; Association of Engineering Evaluators; National Guard Association of the United States; Rotary Club International; and the Teachers’ Association. His civilian occupation was Engineer Consultant.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
American Campaign Medal
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Brigadier General

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