Thomas J. Lopez

Admiral Thomas Joseph Lopez is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR/CINCSOUTH) from 1996 to 1998.

Thomas J. Lopez
Admiral Thomas J. Lopez
Born (1940-01-29) January 29, 1940
Powellton, West Virginia
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1964 - 1998
Battles/warsVietnam War

Awards and decorations

Surface Warfare Officer Badge
Defense Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal with one gold award star Legion of Merit with two award stars
Bronze Star with Combat V Meritorious Service Medal with award star Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V and award star
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with award star Combat Action Ribbon Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one bronze oak leaf cluster Navy Unit Commendation Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with one bronze service star
Navy Good Conduct Medal National Defense Service Medal with service star Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with seven service stars Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three service stars Vietnam Gallantry Cross with bronze star
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Unit Citation Vietnam Campaign Medal


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