Read the Fort Hood gunman’s service record

(Photo of suspected shooter, courtesy of Glidden Lopez)
(Family photo)

The Army released the service record of Army Spec. Ivan A. Lopez, the man believed to be the gunman in Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood, on Thursday afternoon:

Ivan Antonio Lopez

Active Duty: Entered as Private First Class in April 2010, promoted to
Specialist (SPC), effective October 2010
National Guard: Promoted to PFC effective April 2003, SPC effective November

Guayanilla, Puerto Rico
Active Duty: Infantry, Infantryman (11B), awarded Transportation, Motor
Transport Operator (88M) MOS in February 2014.
National Guard: Army Bandsperson, Percussion (42R), secondary: Infantry,
Infantryman (11B)

STATUS:  Active Army/Army National Guard
January 1999 to March 2010: Army National Guard of Puerto Rico; 248th Army
Band and 1st Battalion, 295th Infantry Regiment (Light)
April 2010 to February 2014: 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 4th
Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored    Division, Fort Bliss, Texas
February 2014 to present: 154 Transportation Company, 49th Movement Control
Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, Fort Hood,

Egypt: January 2007-January 2008
Iraq: August to December 2011

Army Commendation Medal (2 awards)
Army Achievement Medal (4 awards)
Army Good Conduct Medal (3 awards)
National Defense Service Medal (2 awards)
Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device
Multinational Force and Observers Medal (2 awards)

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.



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