Nigerian Woman, Amanda Azubuike, Promoted To Brigadier General In US Army
A woman of Nigerian descent, Amanda Azubuike has been promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Brigadier General of the United States Army.
In the United States Armed Forces, a brigadier general is a one-star general officer in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Space Force. A brigadier general ranks above a colonel and below a major general. The pay grade of a brigadier general is O-7.
Azubuike was born in London, United Kingdom, to Nigerian parents, she joined the US Army in 1994 and became an aviator after passing the Army Aviation Officer Basic Course.
The US Army Futures Command Commander, General James Rainey, showered accolades on Azubuike’s quality leadership traits saying she “makes everyone around her better.”
After her aviation career, which spanned 11 years, she continued her career in the Army as a public affairs and relations officer.
Azubuike currently serves as a Deputy Commanding Officer at the US Army Cadet Command and previously served as a Chief of Staff/Senior Military Advisor at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
She was also Chief of Public Affairs at the United States Southern Command, Fort Lauderdale Area, and the Director of Public Affairs, at Joint Force HQs-National Capital Region/Military District of Washington.
She also served as a Communications Consultant for the National Football League Players Association and a Public Relations staff for the NFL franchise, the Washington Redskins.
Apart from her Army qualifications, Gen. Azubuike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies from the University of Central Arkansas, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a Master of Professional Studies, Public Relations/Corporate Communications from Georgetown University.