President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has promoted over 2,000 senior Army officers including his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba the former commander of the Special Forces Command, to the rank of Lieutenant General.
Established by UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire in a statement issued on Friday saying that; “The president and Commander in Chief of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces has confirmed the promotion of 2,031 UPDF personnel’s to various ranks.”
Muhoozi is one of the 10 Major Generals promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in a period of 20 years ever since he began his military career.
The 44- year-old Muhoozi has been a Major General since May 16, 2016, after president Museveni promoted him from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He was born to Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 24 of April 1974, in Tanzania and attended Tanzanian and Kenyan schools.
But later returned to Uganda after his Father became the President of Uganda in 1986, and attended Kampala Parents School, Kings College Buddo and St Mary’s College Kisubi.
After his Secondary School, he joined military in 1994, then University of Nottingham in 1996 and in 1998, he graduated.
While in 1999, Muhoozi started his military career with the UPDF in 1999, after he joined Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and in the year 2000, he graduated.
He proceeded with his Military training in the Egyptian Military Academy to peruse a course in company and Battalion Command. And after he joined Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School Kabamba, Mubende District.
2007, he attended United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas who later graduate in 2008.
Those ranked as Generals include; Lt Gen Joram Mugume, Lt Gen Ivan Koreta, John Mugume, James Nakibus Lakara, Proscovioa Nalweyiso, Peter Elwelu and Pecos Kutesa.
Sabiti Muzeyi the Deputy Inspector General of police who was a Brigadier was promoted to the rank of Major General.
Felix Kulaigye the former UPDF spokesperson, who has been a Colonel was promoted to Brigadier general while Leopold Kyanda the Army Chief of Staff who has been a Brigadier has been promoted to Major General.
Some of the Generals and Senior Officers promoted includes;
- Maj Gen James Nakibus Lakara- Lt
- Maj Gen Peter Elwelu- Lt Gen.
- Maj Gen Charles Awany Otema- Lt Gen
- Maj Gen Prossy Nalweyiso- Lt Gen
- Maj Gen John Mugume- Lt Gen
- Maj Gen Pecos Kuteesa- Lt Gen
- Lt Gen Joram Mugume- Gen
- Lt Gen Ivan Koreta- Gen
- Maj Gen James Mugire- Lt Gen
- Maj Gen Joseph B Musanyufu- Lt Gen
- Maj Gen Charles Lutaaya- Lt Gen
- Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba- Lt
- Brig Joram Kakari Tumwine- Maj Gen
- Brig Elly Kayanja- Maj Gen
- Brig Eric Mukasa- Maj Gen
- Brig Burun di K Nyamun Ywanisa- Maj Gen
- Brig Samuel Kawagga- Maj Gen
- Brig Joseph Arocha- Maj Gen
- Brig John Lorot- Maj Gen
- Brig Apollo Kasiita Gowa- Maj Gen
- Brig Leopold Eric Kyanda- Maj Gen
- Brig Birungi James Mugabe- Maj Gen
- Brig Don William Nabasa- Maj Gen
- Brig Timothy Sabiti- Maj Gen
- Brig Jim Willis Byaruhanga- Maj Gen
- Brig Samuel Wasswa-Maj Gen
- Brig Steven Muzeyi Sabiti-Maj Gen
- Dr Ambrose K Musinguzi Maj Gen
- Sam Kiwanuka- Maj Gen
- Col Moses S Lukyamuzi- Brig Gen
- Col Charles R Tusiime- Brig Gen
- Col Fenekansi Mugyenyi- Brig Gen
- Col Adolf Sserwadda- Brig Gen
- Col John C Anywar- Brig Gen
- Col Jackson Bell- Brig Gen
- Col Dr Kenneth Ocen Obwot- Brig Gen
- Col Sam Omara- Brig Gen
- Col Emmy Mulindwa – Brig Gen
- Col Stephen Mugerwa- Brig Gen
- Col Johnson Muma-Brig Gen
- Col Frank Kyambadde- Brig Gen
- Col Moses Kwikiriza- Brig Gen
- Col Ceaser Innocent Bahwezi- Brig Gen
- Col William Beinomugisha- Brig Gen
- ColGodwin Karugaba- Brig Gen
- Col James Kaija- Brig Gen
- Col Fred Rugadya Akiiki- Brig Gen
- Col Bonny Bamwiseki- Brig Gen
- Col Ronald S Bigirwa- Brig Gen
- Col Godfrey Mujuni- Brig Gen
- Col Daniel Mugumya- Brig Gen
- Col Dr Patrick Ogwok Ogen- Brig Gen
- Col Johnson Namanya- Brig Gen
- Col Dr Shilling E Tibayungwa- Brig Gen
- Col Flavia Byekwaso- Brig Gen
- Col Julius Biryab Arema- Brig Gen
- Col Peter Stephen Kusasira- Brig Gen
- Col Bob Paciesky Ogiki- Brig Gen
- Col Joseph Balikudembe- Brig Gen
- Col Wilson Muhabuzi- Brig Gen
- Col Patrick Ogwok-Brig Gen
- Dr Stephen Kusasira- Brig Gen
- James Kiyendo- Brig Gen
- Fred M Karara- Brig Gen
- John M Kaganda- Brig Gen
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