Nigerian born Amanda Azubuike, a US Army Officer has been promoted to Brigadier General of the force.
Her promotion was announced on Twitter by the Commanding General of the US Army Cadet Command, Maj. Gen. Antonio V. Munera on Thursday morning, November 3rd, 2022.
The announcement on Twitter is quoted as follows: “Congratulations to the 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 and fellow community leaders”, the US Army Chief tweeted.
In the US Armed Forces, a brigadier general ranks from a colonel and below a major general. The pay grade of a brigadier general is 0-7.
Azubuike began her military career as a Platoon Leader with the 924th Aviation Support Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia.
After her promotion to Colonel, she was assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of Washington as the Public Affairs Director.
She has earned the Army Aviator Badge, Air Assault Badge and Parachutist Badge.
Her awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters & the Army Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf cluster.