Monday, May 28, 2018

Nigerian born Victor Agunbiade named officer recruiter of the year by US Navy


Nigerian born Lt. Victor Agunbiade has been named among the top 18 US Navy recruiters of 2017. 


Agunbiade was named the Officer Recruiter of the Year, and honored along with 17 others during the annual Navy Recruiting Command's Recruiter of the Year ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 17th.

Agunbiade started his career in the Navy in 2008 as a logistics specialist before becoming a supply corps officer. 

In November 2015, he became a recruiting officer, and he is active till date.

This award spotlights the sailors for their talent acquisition expertise and positive impact in their local communities.



"We are here tonight to recognize the superb work of these outstanding Sailors," said Peter Garvin, commander, Navy Recruiting Command. 

 "They are the best recruiters in the United States Navy, and they represent the finest recruiting has to offer."

 The 18 awardees had the opportunity to visit the Pentagon and meet with senior Navy leadership including Robert Woods, assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs, and Patrick Barrett, deputy chief Navy Reserve.



Other winners and their awards are listed below:

Operations Specialist 1st Class Ryan Clark, Enlisted Recruiter of the Year, Active; Lt. j.g. Massimo Ongaro, Officer Recruiter of the Year, Navy Reserve; Navy Counselor 2nd Class Jason Ellis, Sourcer of the Year; Navy Counselor 1st Class James Condon, Sales of the Year; Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class John Redshaw, Assessor of the Year; Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Louis Smith, Onboarder of the Year; Machinist's Mate (Nuclear) 1st Class Luis Saucedo, Nuclear Field Coordinator of the Year; Machinist's Mate 1st Class Suemaya Dib, Station Leading Petty Officer of the Year; Navy Counselor Chief Petty Officer William Currie IV, Division Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Year; Ship's Serviceman 1st Class Fritzi Castillo-Trinidad, Diversity Enlisted Recruiter of the Year; Lt. Derek Strauser, Diversity Officer of the Year; Navy Counselor 1st Class Matthew Weldy, Medical Officer Recruiter of the Year; Lt. Jeffery Shepard, Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Recruiter of the Year; Utilitiesman 1st Class Kevin Yaksich, Navy Special Warfare/ Navy Special Operations Recruiter of the Year; Personnel Specialist 1st Class Paul Lagman, Classifier of the Year and Yeoman 1st Class Roy Stanley II, Support Person of the Year.