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Maj Gen Muhoozi, Sabiiti Set for Decoration Ceremony

The pips have been brought to Mbuya for today's decoration ceremony (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Promoted senior army officers including Special Forces Commander, symptoms http://consultants-lactation.org/wp-admin/includes/post.php Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba will be decorated today Wednesday in Kampala, viagra order Chimp Corps report.

The function is being held at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters in Mbuya, click Kampala.

Muhoozi, 42, was elevated from the rank of Brigadier early this month.

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During today’s ceremony, SFC Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Sabiiti Magyenyi will be decorated as well.

He was elevated from the rank of Colonel.

Others include NRA war historical, Joram Mugume who was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.

Mugume, who served as deputy Army Commander, played a key role in decisive battles that saw NRA seize power in 1986.

He is a renowned tactician and battlefield commander.

Deputy Commander of the UPDF Airforce, Brigadier Charles Lutaaya is expected at the pipping ceremony. He was promoted from the rank of Colonel.

The Chief of Staff Air Force, Brigadier Sam Birungi Mugabe will be decorated too.

Officials say the promotions are part of a wider strategy to place the command of the armed forces into the hands of youthful commanders as the old crop prepares for retirement.

Speaking at the decoration ceremony of Museveni’s former ADC, Maj Gen Wilson Mbadi, State Defence Minister and former CDF, Jeje Odongo said the UPDF is facing a “historic transition” in which the old crop of army officers is paving way for the “young and fresh blood.”

“Any institution that does not renew itself with fresh blood has a very big problem,” said Odongo in 2013, adding, “What we are witnessing here is the passing of a generation.”

He further noted that the Monduli generation (NRA soldiers who trained at the famous Monduli Military Academy in Tanzania in the 1980s) is paving way for the new blood to take over.

Who is Muhoozi?

Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugaba is the current Commander of the Special Forces Command (CSFC) of the UPDF.

The CSFC is responsible for the command, control and administration of UPDF Special Forces, he reports directly to the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) and to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Gen. Yoweri Museveni.

Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugaba was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 24th of April 1974 to Yoweri Museveni and Janet Museveni. He was the first of four children.

As a child, Kainerugaba attended schools in Tanzania, Kenya, and Sweden. After his father became President of Uganda, he attended schools like Kampala Parents School, King’s College Budo and St. Mary’s College Kisubi, which is located approximately half way between Kampala and Entebbe.

He graduated from St. Mary’s College Kisubi in 1994. Kainerugaba did his university education at Nottingham University in the United Kingdom where he graduated with a Bachelor of Politics degree in 1997.

Brigadier Kainerugaba started military training in 1994 after he left high school and formally joined the UPDF in 1999.

That year, he married Charlotte Kutesa and soon after, was admitted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, graduating in 2000.

In 2002 he went to train at the Egyptian Infantry School where he attended both the Company and Battalion Commanders courses.

Brig. Kainerugaba has been instrumental in promoting the welfare of troops in the Special Forces through the Wazalendo SACCO and other income generating projects.

Warfare

Brigadier Kainerugaba attended the Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School (in 2001 and again in 2005). Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School is located in the Kabamba Cantonment, Mubende District.

In 2007, he was admitted to a one-year course at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He graduated in June of 2008.

He then underwent the US Army’s gruelling Airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia, which he successfully completed.

In 2012, he attended and successfully completed the six months Executive National Security Program (ENSP) at the South African National Defense College, located in Thaba Tshwane near Pretoria.

Upon his successful completion of the Officer Cadet Course at Sandhurst in 2000, Brigadier Kainerugaba was commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant and assigned to the Presidential Protection Unit.

In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of Major.

As a Major, he became a Commanding Officer of the Motorized Infantry Unit within the Presidential Guard Brigade. Following his graduation from Fort Leavenworth in 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and tasked by the UPDF High Command to study the organization, training and equipping of modern Special Forces, this was in order to avail the Commander-in-Chief and other senior decision makers in the UPDF with the necessary information they would need to set up such an organization.

SFC

In February of 2010, he was appointed the Commander of the Special Forces Group (which was formed out of the former Presidential Guards Brigade and 1 Commando Battalion).

In 2012, the Special Forces Group was expanded into a Special Forces Command.

Brigadier Kainerugaba has participated in and led a whole host of operations from counter-insurgency actions against the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda and Teso in the early 2000s to Peace Support Operations in Somalia.

He was recently one of the key commanders involved in the planning and execution of Operation Kalongero (the UPDF’s effort to stabilize the volatile situation in South Sudan after fighting broke out in Juba on December 15th -16th 2013).

Brigadier Kainerugaba has been very active in promoting welfare and income generating projects for Special Forces operators and their families.

This has mainly involved improving accommodation facilities, constructing new training and health infrastructure and supporting existing projects meant to generate revenues for the welfare of Special Forces personnel.

Brigadier Kainerugaba is married to Charlotte Nankunda Kutesa and they have been blessed with three children.

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