Commander Kelechi Ndukwe has assumed his new role as the Commander of a U.S. Navy ship, making him the first Nigerian-American in that position.
In decision made by the military top brass of the United States, with the knowledge of the US President Joe Biden, Commander Kelechi Ndukwe was appointed and given charge to take command of the US Navy-guided missile destroyer USS HALSEY (DDG-97) on April 2 2021.
The United States Embassy in Nigeria has congratulated Kelechi Ndukwe on the feat, as the first Nigerian-American to command a US Navy Guided Missile Destroyer.
The embassy congratulated the naval officer in a tweet on Thursday, April 8.
Ndukwe is from Okoko-Item in Bende LGA, Abia State.
He holds a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategy Studies from the US Naval War College.
Before that, he graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame.