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What else can we say to fellow Nigerian other than when you have the opportunity to shine, don’t hesitate to shine brighter more than the roman pears would do.

Charles Nengite, a colonel in Nigerian Army indeed has made us proud with his outstanding performance at United State War College (USAWC), Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Source from the college website noted that his performance was the best by any foreigner in 38 years in the college.

The USAWC was founded in 1901 to specially to cater for strategic leadership training needs of the U.S. military.

Some of the prominent servicemen whose name might be familiar to us who   had gone through USAWC in the past were President Muhammadu Buhari, Collin Powell, Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton and Norman Schwarzkopf. Although they didn’t receive this kind of recognition but they made you success and names in different ways.

For his outstanding performance at USAWC Col. Charles Nengite bagged six awards in different courses. And also he got Distinguished Graduate award reserved for the top five fellows in his class of 381 and also the Commandant’s award for distinction in research.

The Nigerian Col. also received USAWC recognition award for innovation in SHARP – s  sual Harassment and Response Programme and articulated a seminal paper – “I am your friend campaign’’ – strategy under the SHARP.

He bagged the second best speaker award in the speaking competition in 2016 class made up of 302 Americans and 79 other nationals in 73 other countries.

The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Mark Milley, who presided over the ceremony, told the audience that graduands of the college proceeded to occupy strategic leadership positions.

The Commandant of the college, Maj.-Gen. William Rapp, described Mr. Nengite’s performance as “arguably one of the best in the international fellows programmes at the USAWC” in one of his letters.

He also said at the graduation ceremony of the college that Nigeria should be proud of Mr. Nengite and his compatriot in the Masters of Strategic Studies class, Col. Timothy Shipi.

He said “Shipi performed brilliantly”.

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