Slysvester Onyia served with the US Army in many capacities. Starting in early 80’s, he severed in the 20th Ordinance unit in West Germany where he received a meritorious Army medal award for transferring his unit without any financial loss.
He served during the Noriega conflict in Panama in 1989, at the check point Charlie in West Berlin, and in the Gulf war with coalition forces. He was deployed to Germany 3X under (REFORGER). He finally served with the 710th Infantry Battalion in Fort Drum New York.
He graduated with a master’s degree in criminal justice management and Administration from Central State University Edmond Oklahoma in 1982. Sly also, received master’s degree in Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma Norman with emphasis in counseling, and a BSN from Central State University Winston Salem North Carolina.
Sylvester Onyia is married to beautiful Iheoma Onyia with eight children and six grandchildren. He is presently an educator, trainer, and CEO of Universal health care training institute. He also works as the administrator for the Universal care home health Agency Inc. since 2008. He is the President of American Veterans of Igbo Descent (AVID).
He served in the US navy. On board USS Taylor FFG50, he served in the supply department. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf during.
operation Iraqi freedom, and operation Enduring Freedom to support and enforce no fly zone orders and the oil for food program. He actively participated in the visible boarding, searching, and seizure as a member of VBSS team. Among his duty stations were naval station Mayport, and naval hospital, Jacksonville Florida. After 9/11, he was deployed for global war on terrorism. At naval hospital, he led and trained facility department personnel and was responsible for logistics in Florida/Georgia south region. Following his military service,
Joe Nduka attended Florida State college where he received his nursing license. He also attended the University of North Florida, where he received his bachelor’s degree in political science. He is the CEO of A1CareSystems Inc. and the president of Joe International Market. Joe Nduka is the Vice President of American Veterans of Igbo descent.
Godson Chukwuma Obiagwu has been a member of American Legion for sixteen consecutive years. He was elected the Third Vice-Commander of Division 5, Post 373 in 2016. He assumes and discharges the duties of the office of Second Vice-Commander, or Commander, in the absence or disability of such officers. Dr. Obiagwu is an American author, investor, serial entrepreneur, and anAdjunct Business Professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville Florida.
He is a pra-academician Business Administration Subject Matter Expert, Vet-preneur, and operations professional with experience in leading people and processes to drive operational excellence in civilian and military business settings. He possesses advanced knowledge in human resources and logistics administration. He is a creative and intuitive leader with a talent for solving organizational problems before they escalate.
An avid organizational trouble shooter, Dr. Obiagwu streamlines organizations under white water and leads them to become competitive in the global business environment. Dr. Obiagwu’s core competencies include: Business Structuring/Strategic Planning, Independent Marketer, Process redesign/ Change Management, Business Start-Ups, Logistic/ Maintenance Oversight, Project Management, Mentoring, Training and Development, and Coaching.
Obiagwu was a combat Active Military Service Navy Veteran of the United States. He was permanently forward deployed to Honsu, Yokosuka Japan 1997 -2001 onboard USS Independence CV-62 and USS Kitty Hawk CV-63, (now decommissioned but Aircraft carrier Flag Ships – Do not Tread on Me). As Active-Duty Aviation Maintenance Technologist (Aviation structure); he deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as the Operation Enduring Freedom; and enforced No Fly Zone and Oil for Food programs. On his return trips from Iraqi deployments, his Carrier Group was diverted to South/North Korea Border during tensions at the Demilitarized (DMZ) Zone. His Carrier Group was also diverted to Philippines and contained terrorist threats. He deployed to South China sea for Freedom of Navigation and safety of Hong Kong from China annexation. He also served during Global War on Terrorism after September 11, 2001 Continental United States (CONUS) terrorist attack. At that time, he served at VP-30 Rescue and Reconnaissance Squadron as well as HS-3 Helicopter Rescue Squadron located at Jacksonville Florida as well as deployments and detachments onboard USS Theodor Roosevelt CV-75 located at Norfolk Virginia.
Emeka served in active duty with the United State Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FORTY (NMCB-40), nicknamed Fighting Forty. NMCB-40.
Currently decommissioned) was a US Navy Seabee Battalion based out of Port Hueneme, California. Its primary mission was wartime contingency construction as well as peacetime construction and disaster relief. He deployed to Kuwait and the island of Guam during operation Enduring Freedom.
Since his honorable discharge, he has earned a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and his professional engineering license. He has worked in several government agencies and is currently working with the Bureau of Indian Affair in the State of New Mexico. He is serving as the PRO of the American Veterans of Igbo Descent (AVID).