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U.S. Army Reserve Major honored

Major Federico Lopez receives Defense Meritorious Service Medal

March 31, 2004

Major Federico Lopez, United States Army Reserve, received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal on Tuesday (March 30) for exceptionally meritorious performance while serving as the Traditional Commander Activities Program Coordinator for the Office of Defense Cooperation Uruguay from October 2002 until March 2004.

During this period Major Lopez planned, coordinated and conducted numerous orientation trips and expert exchanges as well as several high-level conferences. His expertise and initiative significantly increased the resources available to conduct engagement and co-operative events with the Uruguayan armed forces and Ministry of Defense personnel. The Defense Meritorious Service Medal was awarded by the Commander, US Southern Command and presented by the Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation Uruguay.

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