Deputy Commanding General’s Biography
Brigadier General Amanda I. Azubuike assumed her position, Deputy Commanding General of United States Army Cadet Command, in July of 2022.
BG Azubuike, a long-time resident of Arkansas, is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. She received her commission as a 2nd lieutenant in December of 1993, and branched aviation. She went on to earn a Master’s in Public Relations & Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. Additionally, she earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
BG Azubuike graduated from flight school in 1995. She began her career as a UH-1 pilot at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, where she served as a platoon leader. She went on to serve as the Flight Operations Officer, followed by Platoon Leader for the Aviation Company, Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai, Egypt. After the Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course and Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Qualification Course, she served with the 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) in South Korea as an Operations Officer and RC-12 pilot. BG Azubuike went on to serve as the Commander of Alpha Company, Victory Brigade at Fort Jackson, SC.
After attending the Public Affairs (PA) Officer Qualification Course in 2005, BG Azubuike served in PA positions at all levels. Of note, she served in the Coalition Forces Land Component Command in Kuwait, U.S. Army Central at Fort McPherson, Georgia, and the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs at the Pentagon. She went on to serve as the PA Director for 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, GA, the PA Director for the Joint Force Headquarters/Military District of Washington at Fort McNair, Washington D.C. – where she led the joint public affairs team that supported the 58th Presidential Inauguration. She also served as the Chief of PA for U.S. Southern Command Headquarters in Doral, FL, and the Chief of Staff & Senior Military Assistant to the Principal Deputy to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs at the Pentagon.
Her operational deployments in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom include Bagram, Afghanistan and multiple rotations to Kuwait. 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, and the Army Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster.