- The US has congratulated Nigerian-born Captain Kelechi Ndukwe
- Captain Ndukwe officially took over on Friday, April 2, as the commander of the US Navy Guided Missile Destroyer
- The US wished the graduate of chemical engineering well in his new role in the respected Navy force
The US Mission in Nigeria has hailed Captain Kelechi Ndukwe, the first Nigerian-American to guide its Navy Guided Missile Destroyer.
The massive encomium was contained in a statement by the Mission on Thursday, April 7, via its Twitter page.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Captain Ndukwe did the country and himself proud with his recent achievement in the US Navy as he was given charge to take command of the US Navy-guided missile destroyer USS HALSEY (DDG-97) by President Joe Biden administration.
The graduate of chemical engineering from Notre Dame officially took charge in his new role on Friday, April 2, 2021.
He has received unit-level and campaign awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
The US Mission hailed the Nigerian-born American for his new feet.
"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 statement read.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Joe Biden appointed Nigerian-born Osaremen Okolo as one of his advisers on COVID-19, with the appointment coming weeks after naming Nigeria's Adewale Adeyemo as the deputy treasury secretary.
Okolo, who is a daughter of Nigerian immigrants, was appointed on Thursday, December 31, as one of the members of the Biden-Harris COVID-19 response team.
With her appointment, the Nigerian-born American becomes one of the first 100 White House appointees that will work with the president-elect when he finally takes over the Oval Office on January 20.