The CSFC addressing trainees at ACAS, Nakasongola. PPU Photo
By Capt Denis Omara
The Commander of SFC, Brig Don Nabasa, has presided over yet another pass out of 134 soldiers who successfully completed a six month course in martial arts with skills in marksmanship, at Amilcar Cabral Airborne School (ACAS) in Nakasongola on the 17th April 2018.
In his remarks, Brig Nabasa said that in order to successfully conduct military duties, one must be disciplined, focused and above all, ideologically upright. This is the same message he passed on to SFC trainees undergoing political Education and Leadership course at Uganda Club, Nakasero.
The CSFC (center), the Bde Commander MOI, Brig Byanyima, DPA, Col Gerald, and Senior SFC Officers in a group photo with instructors of ACAS. PPU Photo.
“UPDF is charged with the responsibility of protecting the country from any threat therefore, troops ought to handle missions and tasks in accordance with the requirements of the state as opposed to individual soldiers’ interests, he warned.
The Brig encouraged the troops to take on more courses (training) to enable them grow through ranks. He however, cautioned against mingling with bad elements something he said will not be tolerated in the force.
Col Gerald Ahimbisibwe hands over a certificate to the best Instructor at SKTS. PPU Photo.
A total of 07 officers and 382 men of the Special Forces Command (SFC) were passed out at different SFC training schools after completion of their courses.
Meanwhile on Wednesday 18, April, 2018 at Sera Kasenyi Training School (SKTS) in Entebbe, the Deputy Commander of SFC, Col Vincent Senfuka, witnessed yet another batch of 249 students on Special Unit Tactics (SUT) and Protection of Very Very Important Persons’ (VVIPs) course pass out after months of intense training.
The DCSFC, Col Senfuka ( standing middle), in a group photo with protective agents shortly after pass out at SKTS. PPU Photo.
The DCSFC addressing soldiers at SKTS. PPU Photo.
Col Ssenfuka was pleased to note that 95% of the troops had mastered weapon handling techniques, a prerequisite for every militant in the UPDF.
“The troops’ presentation and display was reasonable” he added.
He strongly warned soldiers against leading reckless and disruptive lifestyle and also called on them to maintain the strategic relationship that exists between the civilian community and the defence forces since they are allies.
The function was attended by 2SFG Commander, Col Peter Candia, the Director of Personnel and Administration (DPA) among others.