NIGERIAN WOMAN, AMANDA AZUBUIKE PROMOTED BRIGADIER GENERAL IN THE US ARMY

A United States Army officer of Nigerian descent, Amanda Azubuike, has been promoted to Brigadier General of the force.

The Commanding General United States Army Cadet Command, Maj. Gen. Antonio V. Munera announced this in a tweet.

“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,” he tweeted.

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

She continued her career in the Army as a public affairs and relations officer, after her aviation career, which spanned 11 years.

She 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.

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