CMDCM Michael J. Lopez

Command Master Chief

Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE


Command Master Chief Lopez enlisted in the Navy in September 1992 and attended boot camp in Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation, he reported to Sea Control Squadron 29 at NAVAIRSTA North Island, CA for duty.

Master Chief Lopez deployed for WESTPAC ‘93 aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln with service in Operations Southern Watch, and Restore Hope as a Plane Captain. In October 1994, he attended BU “A” school in Gulfport, MS. and reported in January 1995 to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FIVE (NMCB) for his first Seabee tour. While in NMCB 5, he deployed to Puerto Rico and Hawaii. In May 1997, he reported to NAVSTA Pearl Harbor and served as project supervisor. Master Chief Lopez then reported to NMCB 1 in October 2000 where he deployed to Diego Garcia, served as B/C Company Operations Chief and the AOIC/Ops Chief of Detail Iwakuni. He reported to Naval Construction Training Center Gulfport in 2003 and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer. He served as the Quality Control instructor, BU “A” ITRO Course Manager, and Charlie Company Chief. Master Chief Lopez reported to NMCB-74 in September 2006. He served as Guam Material Liaison Office Chief, Echo Company Chief, Convoy Security Element “Juggernaut” Commander, Detail Buehring AOIC, Battalion Operations Chief, Alfa Company Chief and Air Det Chief. During this tour he was promoted to Senior Chief and Master Chief. In 2011 he accepted orders to FIRST Naval Construction Division to serve as the Current Operations Chief. In May 2012 he reported for duty as the Command Master Chief of Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE (sea).

Master Chief Lopez is designated as a Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist and Master Training Specialist. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Construction Technology and Vocational Technical Education and is a Dean’s List Graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy.

His personal awards include the following: Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (six awards), Army Achievement Medal, and many other unit and personal awards.