Amanda Azubuike, a Nigerian woman has been promoted to Brigadier-General in US Army at a military base in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA.
Amanda, who was born in London, UK, to Nigerian parents, joined the US army in 1994 where she steadily rose to the position of an aviator after she had passed the Army Aviation Officer Basic Course.
General James Rainey who is the US Army Future Command showered accolades on Amanda’s leadership traits, he stated that she: “makes everyone around her better.”
When she completed her aviation career, which ran through 11 years, she did continue her career in the Army as a public affairs and relations officer.
Amanda is currently serving as a Deputy Commanding Officer at the US Army Cadet Command, she 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.
According to the US Army, her profile reads, “Azubuike graduated from flight school as a UH-1 pilot in 1995. She began her military career as a platoon leader with the 924th Aviation Support Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia”
After her assignment in South Korea, Colonel Azubuike was assigned to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, as the Commander of Alpha Company, Victory Brigade. After attending the Public Affairs Officer Qualification Course, Colonel Azubuike was assigned to the Coalition Forces Land Component Command in Kuwait from July 2005 through June 2006, where she served as a Public Affairs Operations Officer.
“She was then assigned to the U.S. Army Central Command’s Headquarters at Fort McPherson, Georgia. After attending, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Colonel Azubuike then served as the Chief of Media Relations and Public Affairs Operations Officer with the U.S. Army Central Command’s Headquarters at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Although she was assigned to Fort McPherson, she spent much of the time in Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.”