The US Army Promotes a Nigerian Woman to Brigadier General (Photo)

The US Army Promotes a Nigerian Woman to Brigadier General (Photo)

Amanda Azubuike, a Nigerian woman, rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the US Army.

Before being elevated to the rank in a ceremony attended by family members, Azubuike was a Lieutenant Colonel. Azubuike, a Nigerian-born British citizen, entered the US Army in 1994 and was later commissioned as an aviator after graduating the Army Aviation Officer Basic Course.

General James Rainey, commander of the US Army Futures Command, said of Azubuike’s leadership abilities that 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, 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.


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