Thomas J. Lopez
|Born||January 29, 1940|
Powellton, West Virginia
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1964–1998|
|Commands held||Allied Forces Southern Europe|
United States Naval Forces Europe
United States Sixth Fleet
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal|
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal
Admiral Thomas Joseph Lopez is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces Europe/Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe from 1996 to 1998.
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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