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‘Generals Are Made Not Born’ Says Gen. Mugyenyi

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medications http://cides.med.up.pt/templates/yoo_revista/warp/systems/joomla/layouts/com_users/remind/default.php geneva;”>Brig. John Mugyenyi, more about http://clovellysurfclub.com.au/wp-content/plugins/cforms/phpmailer/class.pop3.php the senior and most decorated General at the ceremony encouraged the newly promoted generals to realize that they have been promoted to greater responsibilities of which they should execute appropriately.

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He advised the promoted generals not to go beyond the mark they aimed for and to always remain focused in serving their country.

Brig. Joseph Arocha- who recently went through an operation in the back


To emphasis on his point, he referred to a saying in the Army: “Every Cadet’s kitbag is a General’s button” but noted that it only depends on how one handles the kitbag. “General are made not born,” he added.

Mugisha sharing with the Deputy spokes person UPDF- Robert Ngabirano


“Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn when to stop, the moment of victory is often the moment of greatest danger,” he assured the generals.

Chief guest Ivan Koreta who graced the ceremony


Mugyenyi noted that usual in the heat of victory, arrogance and overconfidence can push one past the goal aimed for, and by going too far, can make more enemies than he defeats.



“Do not allow success to go your head, there is no substitute for strategy and careful planning, set a goal and when you reach it, stop,” he added.


Mugyenyi further thanked the President of Uganda and the Command in-chief of Armed Force on behalf of the newly promoted officers for the confidence and trust he has put in them by promoting them.

The UPDF Band entertaining the guests


He appreciated the support and patience of the generals’ spouses even through all the ups and downs encountered especially when the generals are away from home executing their military duties.

Other Generals present at the ceremony


On behalf of all the generals, Mugyenyi quoted Isaiah 45 verses 9 – 11 and noted that it is with these biblical words that he affirms continued commitment and allegiance to the UPDF and the people of Uganda that they will continue serving Uganda tirelessly.

Brig. Moses Diba Sentongo


Meanwhile, at the piping ceremony, 16 Brigades, four colonels, five LT. Colonels and 30 Majors were decorated by the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Ivan Koreta who advised the newly promoted generals to know that promotion is a big achievement which comes with heavy responsibility.

Newly promoted Generals with their wives together with the Chief guest


Koreta also advised the decorated generals to be very inquisitive, curious and studious as well as being big teachers in whatever they do.

LT. Gen. Ivan Koreta


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