Ship's Serviceman Senior Chief Jose Lopez was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He joined the Navy 21APR1997. His previous assignments were USS Hopper (DDG 70) from 1997-2002, Naval Hospital Cherry Point, NC from 2002-2005, USS Peleliu (LHA 5) from 2006-2010, Center for Service Support Learning Site San Diego, CA from 2010-2013, and USS Makin Island (LHD 8) from 2013-2017. He arrived to San Nicolas Island, CA in 2017. He is Surface Warfare, Aviation Warfare and Master Training Specialist qualified. He is married to Alexina and has 4 kids. He plans to retire from the Navy at 26 years.