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Nigerian woman gets promoted to US Army General 

Azubike, a Nigerian woman becomes the first Nigerian female to become Army General in the United States



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

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

Commenting on her leadership qualities, US Army Futures Command Commander, General James Rainey, stated that Azubuike “makes everyone around her better.”

After spending 11 years building her aviation career, 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.

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