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Cmdr. Kelechi Ndukwe '97 Receives Command of USS Halsey
BGA’s 2009 Distinguished Young Alumnus, Cmdr. Kelechi Ndukwe '97, USN, received command of the USS Halsey (DDG 97), a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer located at the historic Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Thursday, April 1.
 
Ndukwe has served on multiple warships with extensive deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Horn of Africa, Arabian Gulf, and Western Pacific Ocean. Ashore, Kelechi served in the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, representing the Navy on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Liaison. Prior to joining the Joint Staff, he was the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director for Surface Warfare on the Navy Staff. Kelechi graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and earned a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategy from the U.S. Naval War College.