Jeremiah E. Lopez ‘18 is a University Studies Leadership major from Gonzales, TX. He is the son of Lupe Lopez and Emma Ojeda.
Jeremiah enlisted in the United States Air Force immediately after graduating from high school in 2005 and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating. He deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in 2010. Additionally, Jeremiah served another tour with the 26 Aerial Port Squadron out of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base Texas in 2013, supporting the Army and Marine Corps in drawdown operations. Currently, Jeremiah is the Company Commander of the Corps’ combat veterans company, Delta Company. During his time in the Corps, Jeremiah has served as a Delta Company Platoon Sergeant as a junior and Team Leader as a sophomore. Jeremiah is also a member of the Ross Volunteer Company.
Off the quad, Jeremiah is a Texas A&M Foundation Maroon Coat. He has also served as a Peer Mentor and Team Leader for the Peer Advisor for Veteran Education program, which assists in the transition of veterans from military service to life as a college student.
“My experiences at Texas A&M have been integral to my transition from service member to civilian,” says Jeremiah. “The Corps of Cadets provides a seamless transition that allows me to continue leading service men and women that had similar experiences and backgrounds. I am forever grateful for that opportunity. Further, being a member of The Corps of Cadets as a student veteran is one that I will hold dear forever. Being able to participate in the traditions that we hold so dear and immerse myself fully into A&M will be a memory etched in my heart and mind forever.”
Jeremiah has been employed with H-E-B for the past five years. Upon graduation he plans on applying for Store Leadership positions and continuing his growth and career.
Jeremiah exemplifies what a model cadet and citizen should be. He has excelled at all that he has done, and he has demonstrated servant leadership at every opportunity. He is an exceptional leader, and will no doubt go on to great success in the future. Thank you for your service, Jeremiah, and best wishes in all your future endeavors!