The commander of the country’s elite Special Forces command Colonel Don Nabaasa has been promoted to the rank of a Brigadier General in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces.
The Commander in Chief Gen. Yoweri Museveni’s office on Wednesday confirmed Nabaasa’s promotion. Colonel Abel Kandiho the Chief of Military Intelligence has also been promoted to the rank of Brigadier while promoted to Major General is Simon Toolit Akecha who is now Uganda’s attaché to Burundi . James Ssebagala the Commandant Nakasongola atonement also becomes a Major. General.
Nabasa in January replaced current Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations and out-going commander of the Special Forces, Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who was at the helm of the Special Forces Command for about seven years.
Nabasa born in Buremba Kazo in Kiruhura District briefly served as the latter’s deputy in 2016, when the substantive deputy Special Forces commander, Brig. Muzeyi Sabiiti left for a strategic military course abroad in early 2016. The Colonel was previously the commander of the 2 Special Forces Group (2 SFG), one of the most highly specialized elements of the Special Forces Command (SFC).
Meanwhile, President Museveni also presiding over the pass out ceremony of 321 officers and men of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) who have completed a number of courses in Armoured Warfare.
The ceremony took place at the Armoured Warfare Training School, Karama in Mubende district and the Commandant, Brig. Francis Chemo, reported that the trainees had been trained by experienced Ugandan and Russian instructors adding that the skills acquired match international standards.
elow is the list of the promoted officers.
Long dedicated service:
a. Brig Stephen Kashaka Maj Gen
b. Brig James Ssebagala Maj Gen
c. Brig Hussein Adda Maj Gen
d. Brig Fred Tolit Maj Gen
e. Brig John Mateeka Maj Gen
f. Col Emmanuel Rwashande Brig
g. Col George Mwesigwa Brig
h. Col Jimmy Kinalwa Brig
j. Col John Kasaija Brig
k. Col Jackson Mulondo Brig
I. Col Mathew Ssewankambo Brig
m. Col John Mulindwa Brig
n. Col Stephen Othieno Brig
o. Col Olanya Ojara Brig
p. Col Mark Kodil Brig
q. Col John Tumwebaze Brig
r. Col Justine Anywar Brig
s. Col Bernard Obula Brig
Completed highest military courses (National Defence College,
Royal College of Defence Studies, War College):
a. Col Charles Byaruhanga (rcds) – Brig
b. Col Patrick Mwesigye (fwc) – Brig
c. Col James Ruhesi (ndc) Brig
d. Col Herbert Mbonye (rcds)-Brig
e. Col Emmanuel Kazahura (fwc) -Brig
Realigning with current Appointments:
a. Col Don Nabasa Brig
b. Col Abel Kandiho Brig
c. Col Simon Acan Brig
d. Col Michael Bossa Brig
e. Col Baguma Mugume Brig
f. Col Alex Olupot Brig
g. Col Metland Bitumbika Brig
Among those promoted also after completing various courses
a. Lt Col Agnes Musoke Col
b. Lt Col Sarah Mpabwa Col
The UPDF fraternity extends its congratulations to all upon this well-deserved promotion.