Gunnery Sergeant Rafael Garcia Lopez has proudly served our country since 2004 and has served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After deployment, Garcialopez completed eight successful cycles as a Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor with 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Company G. In May of 2018, Gunnery Sergeant Garcialopez, reported to Recruiting Station Los Angeles where he currently serves with the Officer Selection Team.
His personal awards include: The Navy and Marine Corps Accommodation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
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