The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lt. Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for meritorious service.
The US Navy said Agunbiade effectively managed its largest cash disbursing office handling $45 million (N17billion) in cash transactions.
This, it said, accounted for around 70 percent of its overseas disbursing volume.
According to the award citation, Agunbiade earned the honour while serving as cash Disbursing Officer at the Navy’s Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, between October 2019 and July.
“Additionally, he managed 100 percent accountability of $23 million dollars (N8.7 billion) across six rigorous inspections and independent audits with zero discrepancies.
“By his unswerving determination, wise judgment, and complete dedication to duty, Agunbiade reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States naval service,” the citation read.
This is not the first time Agunbiade is getting special recognition in the US Navy.
In 2018, he was named the Navy’s 2018 Officer Recruiter of the Year, alongside 17 others, and honoured at the annual Recruiter of the Year ceremony in Washington D.C.
Agunbiade enlisted in the US Navy as a storekeeper in 2008 and was commissioned as a supply corps officer in 2013.