The Commander of SFC, Brig. Gen. Don Nabasa is decorated by the Chief of Staff (COS) UPDAF, Brig. Gen. Birungi and Mrs. Nabasa at MOD HQs. He was promoted from Colonel to Brigadier. PPU Photo
The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen. David Muhoozi, has decorated General Officers and Senior Officers of the UPDF at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Headquarters (MoDVA), Mbuya on November 19, 2017. The Officers were among the over three hundred newly promoted by H.E President and the Commander in Chief (C-I-C) of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), Gen. (Rtd) Yoweri Museveni.
“New ranks call for new opportunities, new responsibilities and new challenges” Gen. David Muhoozi said.
He reminded the promoted Officers of the opportunities and responsibility that come with the new ranks. He assured the Officers that the awarding of ranks is commensurate with their new roles of leading bigger teams and that they have been found capable of performing their new roles.
Commander 1 Special Forces Group (1SFG), Colonel Vincent and spouse Mrs. Senfuka, at a recent function at MOD HQs. He was among the Senior Officer decorated after being promoted from the rank of Lt Col. to Colonel. PPU Photo
The CDF warned the Officers that the Institution and the general public will condemn or approve of them by the same ranks they are elevated to according to their performance.
He chronicled to the guests who included spouses and families of the newly promoted officers the history of the UPDF that was fully reflected in the categories of Officers presented. Officers were from the old age, middle and the young ones hence projecting UPDF as a growing institution that has since transitioned to being led by younger and energetic cadres.
As a special gesture to honour the spouses of the newly decorated Officers, the CDF required the Senior Officers to stand up and salute them. He referred them as the backbone of all that the Officers do and hence contribute enormously to their promotion and success.
Commander 2 Special Forces Group (2SFG), Col. Stephen Chandia, was also decorated. He was promoted to Colonel from Lt Col. PPU Photo
Speaking on behalf of the newly decorated Officers, Maj. Gen. Stephen Kashaka, thanked the C-I-C and the UPDF leadership for considering them fit for promotion to another level. He promised continued loyalty and dedicated service to the country.
The Director of Personnel and Administration (DPA), Col. Gerald Ahimbisibwe, was among the Senior Officers decorated at the recent ceremony at MOD HQs. He was elevated from the rank of Lt Col. to Colonel. PPU Photo.
The function was graced among others by the representative of the Permanent Secretary. Mrs. Judith Buturo, the UPDF Joint Chief of Staff (JCOS), Maj. Gen Joseph Musanyufu, the General Manager, National Enterprise Cooperation (NEC), Maj. Gen. James Mugira, the Commandant of Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC), Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara and other UPDF Generals. Also promoted is physician, Col. Doctor Nekesa. She was promoted from Lt Col. to Colonel.
Congratulations to you all for a well deserved rank of Brigadier General and Colonel!