Lt. Agunbiade is a Nigerian-born, Navy Reservist who is serving as the exercise’s country lead. The following is an excerpt of a conversation about his experience visiting his home-country and the people that he met. This story has been edited to improve readability and context.
“I was born about an hour from Lagos, an hour with traffic, and it’s so good to be back. It’s my second time wearing my uniform in Africa, but this feels like the honor of a lifetime, to just be able to come here and interact with the people I grew up with, to share knowledge and collaborate with them. You know, it’s kind of crazy, because everybody sees my name and…….