Nigerian Officer Cadet, Noel Shekoduza Moses, has been awarded the Queen’s medal for best results in Military, Academic and Practical Studies by the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK. The 24-year-old officer beat 16 other foreign cadets to receive the medal at the Sovereign Parade for Overseas Cadets in the UK on December 13, 2013, Friday.
Moses was born in Kaduna state and attended the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), gaining a B.Eng in Civil Engineering. He undertook one year course as senior intake at Sandhurst academy and attended the counter-terrorist course in Nigeria. Moses spoke to NAN: ‘’Im proud to be a Nigerian’’ ‘’I have learnt so much from this academy and I will impart the knowledge on others back home”.
Brig.-Gen. Henry Ayamasaokwei, Registrar of the NDA, said Moses had vindicated the academy “as only the best are sent out”. This will also motivate future trainees to strive for excellence”.
Col. Dick Crombie, Staff Officer Cadet at the Royal Academy, said Moses represented the best of Nigeria, “we are proud of him.” He further assured of continued partnership with Nigeria.
The event attracted dignitaries from the military, the diplomatic corps and families of the cadets.