Nigeria Chapter Inducts Rear Admiral

Felix E.K. Nakpodia (left) presents ASSE Professional Membership Certificate to Rear Admiral Michael A. Johnson

Felix E.K. Nakpodia (left) presents ASSE Professional Membership Certificate to Rear Admiral Michael A. Johnson

ASSE’s Nigeria Chapter recently inducted Rear Admiral Michael Akinsola Johnson, Commandant of the Nigerian Naval Engineering School, Sapele, Delta State, as a professional member of ASSE. Past president Felix E.K. Nakpodia represented Chapter President Justina O. Okoro, who could not attend the ceremony. Other ASSE members present included Dickson O. Amromawhe and Christiana Salie Buba.

Johnson’s spent his early military career at the Nigerian Defence Academy, and attended the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. He also attended Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria; Armed Forces command and Staff College, Jaji, Nigeria; Indian Navy Electrical Specialization School, INS VALSURA; Indian Navy Logistics School, INS HAMLA, Mumbai, India, and Naval College of Engineering, INS SHIVAJI India.

Left to right: ASSE members Christiana Salie Buba, Lt. Cdr. Allison, Dickson O. Amremawhe, Rear Admiral Michael A. Johnson, Felix E.K. Nakpodia and Cdr. Okon R. Ebong

Left to right: ASSE members Christiana Salie Buba, Lt. Cdr. Allison, Dickson O. Amremawhe, Rear Admiral Michael A. Johnson, Felix E.K. Nakpodia and Cdr. Okon R. Ebong

Johnson is a chartered marine technologist and registered engineer with Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. He is a member of several organizations, including Nigerian Society of Engineers, American Society of Naval Engineers, International Institute of Marine Surveying, U.K.; U.S. Naval Institute; and Nigerian Chamber of Shipping. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology, U.K.; and a life member of the U.S. Naval War College Foundation.

Johnson is a recipient of the Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star and Distinguished Service Star. He was awarded the Silver Eagle and Golden Eagle in 1999 and 2005 respectively, and was named Distinguished Fellow of the Defence College, Nigeria, in 2009.