Protective Agents maneuver under fire at Sera Kasenyi Trainig School (SKTS) as part of qualification for a pass-out. (PPU photo
By Capt Denis Omara
The Commander of Special Forces Command (SFC), Brig. Don Nabasa, has passed-out over 300 protective agents who successfully completed their 2-months’ intensive Close Protection Course (CPC). The ceremony took place recently at Sera Kasenyi Training School (SKTS) in Entebbe, Wakiso district.
The agents undertook training in Small Unit Tactics (SUT), Close Protection as well as refresher courses, to keep in line with President Yoweri Museveni’s call for a professional army that is speedy and combat ready at all times.
Brig. Nabasa congratulated and thanked the trainees for their endurance to the requirements of the course, noting that hard training generates both confidence and capability in any soldier.
“Training makes a protective militant confident and capable to face direct contact with the enemy,” he observed.
The SFC Commander expressed strong confidence that graduates are now more superior to the enemy, which turns the battlefield into a game. This observation, he added, was based on their display of marksmanship skills that were exhibited during the range shooting exercise where they excelled.
Brig. Nabasa acknowledged the contribution of the instructors, and applauded them for being on the right track. He called on Officers and men to take serious interest in training, saying it is the only way to develop and promote our military careers.
The best squad of Protective agents pose for a group photo with SFC Commmander, Brig. Don (standing, in glasses) and other senior officers at SKTS. (PPU photo)
The Commandant of Sera Kasenyi Training School (SKTS), Lt Col William Achungwire, applauded the fresh graduates for supporting their commander’s intent by training hard as was expected of them. He urged them to make positive contributions wherever they would be deployed.
Lt. Col Paul Namawa, who directed the Combined Arms Exercise on July 23, 2017 said the objectives for which the Exercise was conducted, had been realized and achieved its target, he added that the training Exercise tested skills, operational plans, equipment and capabilities. He assured the UPDF leadership that, the equipment tested earlier in Kalama Training School can now be moved forward to combat situations.
Some Officers and men were recognized for their individual and exemplary performances and awarded gifts.
Capt. Godfrey Ninsiima emerged the best overall student in Close Protection Course; while Private Nkwatsibwe Anthony was best overall in field.
Brig. Don hands over a gift to Capt Godfrey Ninsiima, the best overall student intake 03/17. PPU Photo.
Senior SFC commanders including Col. Vincent Ssenfuka, the deputy Commander Special Forces Command (DCSFC), Col. Peter Chandia, Commander Special Forces Group (SFG) 2, and Col. Gerald Ahimbisibwe, Director Personnel and Administration, SFC, graced the occasion.
SFC soldiers attending a Baraza shortly after pass out in SKTS. PPU Photo.