U.S. Army Public Affairs

Chief of Public Affairs

Brigadier General Amanda I. Azubuike

Brigadier General Amanda I. Azubuike assumed duties as the 38th Chief of Public Affairs in June of 2024. Prior to her current assignment, she served as the Deputy Commanding General for U.S. Army Cadet Command from July 2022 to May 2024.

She received her commission from the University of Central Arkansas in December 1993, earning a bachelor's degree in communications.

Brigadier General Azubuike graduated from flight school in 1995. She began her career as a UH-1 pilot with the 924th Aviation Support Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, where she served as a platoon leader. She then served in the Multinational Force and Observers, the peacekeeping force in the Sinai, Egypt - first as the Flight Operations Officer and then as Platoon Leader for the Aviation Company. 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. She completed command at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, as the commander of Alpha Company, Victory Brigade. After attending the Public Affairs Officer Qualification Course, Brigadier General Azubuike was assigned to the Coalition Forces Land Component Command in Kuwait from July 2005 through June 2006, where she served as the Public Affairs Operations Officer. Later, she was assigned to the U.S. Army Central Command at Fort McPherson, Georgia.

After attending the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, she continued to serve at Army Central as the Chief of Media Relations and then the Operations Chief. She was assigned to Fort McPherson, with significant duty performed in the Middle East.

Brigadier General Azubuike attended Georgetown University, earning a Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. She was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs at the Pentagon in the Army Outreach Division. Following graduation from the U.S. Army War College, she was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia, as the Public Affairs Director. She then deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan, with the Division Headquarters. After her promotion to colonel, she was assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters/Military District of Washington at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., as the Public Affairs Director, where she led the joint public affairs team that supported the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Next, Brigadier General Azubuike served as the Chief of Public Affairs for the U.S. Southern Command Headquarters in Doral, Florida. She later served at the Pentagon as the Chief of Staff and Senior Military Assistant to the Principal Deputy to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

She has deployed to the Middle East and Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom. She has earned the Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

She has earned many awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.