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Nigerian-Born Amanda Azubuike Becomes Brigadier-General In US Army

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A military woman of Nigerian descent, Amanda Azubuike has been promoted from Lieutenant-Colonel to Brigadier-General of the United States Army at a military base in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA.

Azubuike, born in London, to Nigerian parents, joined the US Army in 1994 and became an aviator after passing the Army Aviation Officer Basic Course.

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In a congratulatory tweet, Maj. Gen Antonio Munera said: “Congratulations to USACC’s newly promoted @dcg_armyrotc, Brig. Gen. Amanda Azubuike! Today, she received her 1st star from Gen. James Rainey, @armyfutures, during a ceremony with family, friends, & fellow community leaders.”

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Azubuike 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.

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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.

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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