The Lopez Lobo Battalion was recently visited by Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Hodo from the U.S. Army Fifth Brigade Headquarters.  Hodo was in the Rio Grande Valley to recognize schools for their performance during this year’s JROTC accreditation visits.  The Lopez Lobo Battalion received an Honor Unit with Distinction rating which authorizes them to wear the JROTC Gold Star.  CSM Hodo also presented the Commander’s Coin for Excellence to the Battalion Commander Lucio Alvarez, Battalion Executive Officer Vanessa Hernandez, and Battalion CMS Ricardo Mendoza.