Uganda: Promoted UPDF Officers to Be Decorated At Mbuya

19 February 2019

UPDF generals and senior officers who were recently promoted, will Tuesday be decorated.

According to the Army Spokesman, Brig Richard Karemire, the officers will be decorated at the UPDF Headquarters in Mbuya, Kampala.

More than 2,000 officers and men of UPDF personnel promoted to various ranks,

The officers were recently promoted by President Yoweri Museveni, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Gen Museveni also promoted his son, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba to the rank of Lieutenant General.

Lt. Gen Kainerugaba has been a major general since May 16, 2016 when he was promoted from the rank of Brigadier shortly after Mr Museveni was sworn in as president following the highly contested February 2016 general elections.

About 100 of the officers were promoted to align with establishment appointments, 97 were promoted due to retirement, 130 were promoted for long reckonable record of service and 49 after successfully completing Grade II staff course.

More than 100 of the officers were promoted on recommendation by formations/units, 372 were promoted after passing promotional examinations, 27 promoted after completion of probation and 171 promoted from other ranks to officer level.

Those who were promoted to the rank of general include Lt Gen Ivan Koreta, and Lt Gen Joram Mugume. The others are Pecos Kutesa, John Mugume, Proscovioa Nalweyiso, Charles Awany Otema and James Nakibus Lakara.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Brig. Sabiti Muzeyi was been promoted to the to the rank Major General while the commander of Land Forces, Maj. Gen. Peter Elwelu was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant General.

Army Chief of Staff, Brig. Leopold Kyanda was promoted to the rank of Major General.

Some of the promoted general and senior officers :

1. LT Gen Ivan Koreta - Gen

2. Lt Gen Joram Mugume - Gen

3. Maj Gen Pecos Kuteesa - Lt Gen

4. Maj Gen John Mugume - Lt Gen

5. Maj Gen Prossy Nalweyiso - Lt Gen

6. Maj Gen Charles Awany Otema - Lt Gen

7. Maj Gen James Nakibus Lakara - Lt Gen

8. Maj Gen Peter Elwelu - Lt Gen

9. Maj Gen James Mugira - Lt Gen

10. Maj Gen Joseph B Musanyufu - Lt Gen

11. Maj Gen Charles Lutaaya - Lt Gen

12. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba - Lt Gen

13. Brig Joram Kakari Tumwine - Maj Gen

14. Brig Elly Kayanja - Maj Gen

15. Brig Eric Mukasa - Maj Gen

16. Brig Burun di K Nyamun ywanisa - Maj Gen

17. Brig Sam Kiwanuka - Maj Ge n

18. Brig Dr Ambrose K Musinguzi - Maj Gen

19. Brig Samuel Kawagga - Maj Gen

20. Brig Joseph Arocha - Maj Gen

21. Brig John Lorot - Maj Gen

22. Brig Apollo Kasiita Gowa - Maj Gen

23. Brig Leopold Eric Kyanda - Maj Gen

24. Brig Birungi James Mugabe - Maj Gen

25. Brig Don William Nabasa - Maj Gen

26. Brig Ste phen Muzeyi Sabiiti - Maj Gen

27. Brig Samuel W asswa - Maj Gen

28. Brig Jim Willis Byarugaba - Maj Gen

29. Brig Timothy Sabiiti - Maj Gen

30. Col Moses S Lukyamuzi - Brig Gen

31. Col John M Kaganda - Brig Gen

32. Col Charles R Tusiime - Brig Gen

33. Col Fenekansi Mugyenyi - Brig Gen

34. Col Adolf Serwada - Brig Gen

35. Col John C Anywar - Brig Gen

36. Col Jackson Bell - Brig Gen

37. Col Dr Kenneth Ocen Obwo t - Brig Gen

38. Col Sam Omara - Brig Gen

39. Col Emmy Mulindwa - Brig Gen

40. Col Ste phen Mugerwa - Brig Gen

41. Col Johnson Muma - Brig Gen

42. Col Frank Kyambadde - Brig Gen

43. Col Moses Kwikiriza - Brig Gen

44. Col Ceaser Innocent Bahwezi - Brig Gen

45. Col William Beinomugisha - Brig Gen

46. Col James Kaija - Brig Gen

47. Col Godwin Karugaba - Brig Gen

48. Col Fred M Karara - Brig Gen

49. Col Fred Rugadya Akiiki - Brig Gen

50. Col Bonny Bamwiseki - Brig Gen

51. Col Ronald S Bigirwa - Brig Gen

52. Col Joseph Balikudembe - Brig Gen

53. Col Felix Kulaigye - Brig Gen

54. Col Wilson Muhabuzi - Brig Gen

55. Col D r James Kiyengo - Brig Gen

56. Col Dr Stephen Kusasira - Brig Gen

57. Col Bob Paciesky Ogiki - Brig Gen

58. Col Peter Gaitan Omola - Brig Gen

59. Col Julius Biryab arema - Brig Gen

60. Col Flavia Byekwaso - Brig Gen

61. Col Dr Shilling E Tibayungwa - Brig Gen

62. Col Johnson Namanya - Brig Gen

63. Col Dr Patrick Ogwok Ogen - Brig Gen

64. Col Daniel Mugumya Kakono - Brig Gen

65. Col Godfrey Mujuni - Brig Gen

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