PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 19th, 2021
Most Nigerians are really making Nigeria proud in the diaspora, through their hard work in their various field of specialization. These proud Nigerians can be found in the Medical line, political lines, Business line, and also in the force department of the various country where they reside.
It is interesting to note that some of these individuals have contributed positively to the growth and success of the place of residence.
But sadly enough, these individuals are not well recognized and applauded by society for making Nigeria proud abroad. their legacies seem to be forgotten in a hurry. the media, on the other hand, has not done enough to protect them and their good works to the society in order to make the upcoming generation to learn from them and become useful as well.
Instead, we see the social media catching fire in condemnation of Nigerians who committed one crime or the other in the diaspora, it will become the news headline of our national dailies. Such a situation has gone a long way in projecting the nationals as criminals that should be avoided whenever they are around. So while we condemn those who shamelessly went abroad only to engage in criminal activities, Let us also appreciate those who are doing well.
One among those Nigerians who are proudly serving humanities is Colonel Lawrence Anyanwu.
He is a Nigerian- American who is currently serving in the US army.
Currently, Colonel Lawrence Anyanwu is the highest-ranked Nigerian Serving in the US army. He hails from Ogbe in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria.
Col. Lawrence Anyanwu joined the US army in the year 1986. This was after he spends few years studying Banking And Finance at the Imo State College of Technology Owerri, the capital city of Imo State before he went to school in the United States Army War College Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he graduated excellently with a masters degree in strategies studies.
Col. Anyanwu also holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Alabama A&M University and a master’s degree in engineering technology from Murray State University in Kentucky.
Col Lawrence Anyanwu a hard-working Nigerian received his commission in 1992 as a chemical officer in the US Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
As the most senior Nigerian Born serving currently in the US Army, Col. Lawrence Anyanwu deserves our accolades. He has really done well to put Nigeria on the map for good.
Lawrence Anyanwu, one of the 109 Nigerian-born soldiers, currently serving in the U.S. Army, has been listed for promotion to the rank of colonel, making him the first Nigerian in active service to attain the rank in the U.S. Army.
Two other Nigerians who have attained the rank are in the U.S. Army Reserve. One of them is Col. Igwekala Njoku, a scientist, who is currently in the U.S. Medical Corps.
Push News 24 International can confirm that Anyanwu who became a Naturalised U.S. citizen in 1990, got his latest promotion for outstanding performance.
The U.S. Army’s latest promotion of officers to the rank of colonel was said to be particularly tough as only 38 per cent of eligible officers were promoted, compared to previous years when up to 50 per cent of eligible officers usually got promoted.
Anyanwu, a fine soldier is on duty tour in Kuwait, serving as Deputy Director, Resource Management in the Third U.S. Army’s Central Command in the Gulf Arab state.
He was said to have also distinguished himself in military operations in Hungary and Bosnia in 1995 and in Kuwait in 2005, from where he made visits to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2011, Anyanwu was again sent to Kuwait and Afghanistan in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom, respectively.
The Nigerian-born serviceman, said to be noted for his level-headedness and outstanding performance in military assignments, had also served as battalion commander of the Training Command Battalion at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
Anyanwu, a graduate of the U.S. Army War College with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies also holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in engineering technology.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1986 as a private, after spending two years studying Finance and Banking at the Imo State College of Technology in Owerri.
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