A United States Army officer of Nigerian descent, Amanda Azubuike, has been promoted to Brigadier General of the Army force.
The Commanding General. United States Army Cadet Command, Maj. Gen. Antonio V. Munera had announced this good news on Twitter earlier today, November 3.
“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, the US Army chief tweeted.
In the United States Armed Forces, a brigadier general is a one-star general officer in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Space Force. A brigadier general ranks above a colonel and below a major general. The pay grade of a brigadier general is O-7.
Azubuike has earned the Army Aviator Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Parachutist Badge. The awards and decorations she has to her name includes: the Defence Superior Service Medal, the Defence Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster.