U.S Appoints A Biafran As A Navy Commander, Guided Missile Destroyer

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Open App U.S Appoints A Biafran As A Navy Commander, Guided Missile Destroyer

Open App U.S Appoints A Biafran As A Navy Commander, Guided Missile Destroyer.

The United States Mission in Nigeria has congratulated Kelechi Ndukwe, a U. S. military officer of Nigerian descent, on his new role as a commander of U. S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer.

Open App U.S Appoints A Biafran As A Navy Commander, Guided Missile Destroyer

The Mission in a congratulatory message shared via its Twitter handle, @USinNigeria, said Ndukwe, by his appointment, has become the first Nigerian- American to achieve the feat.

” Kudos to Kelechi Ndukwe on his new role as commander of a U. S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer. The University of Notre Dame and the U. S. Naval War College alumnus becomes the first Nigerian- American captain of a U. S. Navy ship. Congratulations, ” the mission said.

Open App U.S Appoints A Biafran As A Navy Commander, Guided Missile Destroyer

Kudos to Kelechi Ndukwe up on his new role as commander of a U. S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer. The University of Notre Dame and the U. S. Naval War College alumnus becomes the first Nigerian- American captain of a U. S. Navy ship. Congratulations! pic. Twitter. com/SCoaIVBlWd.

Early last month, Ndukwe made history as the first Nigerian to be appointed to take command of a U. S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer, USS HALSEY (DDG- 97).

A U. S. Navy Commander, Ndukwe became the first Nigerian and Nigerian- American to take command of a U. S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer, USS HALSEY (DDG- 97).

He officially took over on the 2nd of April 2021.

Until his new role, Ndukwe was a U. S. Navy Officer serving on the Joint Staff in the Force Structure, Resource, and Assessment Directorate.

As a Surface Warfare Officer, Commander Kelechi served on multiple warships which include destroyers, cruisers and mine countermeasures, with extensive deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Horn of Africa, Arabian Gulf, Western Pacific Ocean, and South America.

Ndukwe has been recognized with various personal, unit- level, and campaign awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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