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Special Forces Celebrate Muhoozi Promotion

Special Forces Commander Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba poses for a photograph with commandos after a recent training

Special Forces Command officers are rejoicing over the promotion of their leader, approved http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-category-checklist.php Muhoozi Kainerugaba to the rank of Major General, symptoms http://cfsk.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-roles-endpoint.php Chimp Corps report.

Muhoozi, http://colosseo.com.br/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-internal-pointers.php 42, was elevated from the rank of Brigadier – according to a communication from President Museveni to the army general headquarters at Bombo and all units.

“It’s not only Muhoozi but as many officers in the SFC and entre UPDF have been promoted – so it’s a big celebration here,” said a source at the elite military outfit’s base in Entebbe.

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“The news have been received with great excitement among the Special Forces,” the source, who is at the rank of Captain, added.

The Deputy Commander, SFC, Col Sabiiti Magyenyi was also elevated to the rank of Brigadier.

Contacted, SFC spokesperson, Major Chris Magezi said the force welcomes the development.

“The Promotion of Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, and many others, strengthens the doctrine and strategy of the defence forces,” said Magezi.

“It reenergises the defence forces at tactical and operational levels.”

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.


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.


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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