UPDF Passes Out 111 Officers In Junior Command And Staff Course

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  • 2021-12-17 20:02:11.0

The Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF) has today 17th Dec 2021 passed out 111 UPDF Officers in Jinja after successfully completing the Junior Command and Staff Course.

The Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF) has today 17th Dec 2021 passed out 111 UPDF Officers in Jinja after successfully completing the Junior Command and Staff Course.


While presiding over the ceremony, Brig Gen Mathew Gureme, the Chief of training and Recruitment observed that Professionalization is the process of turning a group or an occupation into its highest competency.


This process includes having standards,applying certain methods and a character expected from you. One of integrity, reliability, fairness, commitment, having a moral campus, knowing your work, honesty and leadership. "If we say we are professional, then we expect such standards from you",he told the graduates.


Gen Gureme observed that continuous training is a cardinal function of the UPDF because the security environment keeps changing to expose a variety of new security threats.


Brig.Winston Byaruhanga the Commandant of Junior Command and Staff College Jinja cautioned the officers to continue observing the COVID-19 SOPs and congratulated them upon accomplishing another great milestone in their career.


The 32/ 2021 course intake commenced on the 31st August 2021 and the students were drawn from all UPDF services.


The 16 weeks training is aimed at producing all round officers that can work in both command and staff appointments. Through this course, the participants were taken through a package of programs aimed at enabling them to among other things apply the functions and techniques of  operation in peace and war,  deployment, roles and the interdependence of the armed forces.


Brig. Byaruhanga stated that all the 111 student officers successfully met the course requirements and that the graduates have been equipped with skills to enable them undertake command and staff duties at both units and formation levels.

Capt. Isaac Mutungi emerged as the best overall student. In his words, "the junior command and staff course is an interesting course in both indoor and outdoor exercises as it ushers you into the world of staff duties and command.  It was challenging in the beginning since it was a new course on my side but it has a lot of ingredients that any military officer would want to go through. I came in as an amateur especially is staff duties, but now I have gained that experience to do staff duties at any level."


In attendance were; Col Saad Katemba, commandant of Non-commissioned officers academy,  Col Anech Mubangizi, chief instructor Junior command and staff college, ASP Peter Muheki who represented the Regional Prison's commander, Patience Namara, DPC of police Jinja City, among other Officials.

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Military training for the recently recruited Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel started yesterday at Olilim Military Training School in Katakwi district.

UPDF Passes Out Tata Bus Drivers And Quarter Masters 2021-10-29 20:24:49.0

Karamoja District Leadership Urged To Unite 2021-10-25 12:21:06.0

The Commander Land Force Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba while in a meeting with district leaders from Karamoja Sub-region cautioned them to stay united for the sustainability of peace in the region.

Defence Leadership Committed To Transforming Country 2021-10-24 20:24:49.0

The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) Hon Vicent Bamulangaki Ssempijja reiterated the Defence Ministry's commitment towards the transformation of the country by engaging in productive activities.

WSACCO Leaders Attend Sacca Congress 2021-10-24 20:22:13.0

The Chairman Board of Directors for Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (WSACCO) Maj Gen Sam Kavuma and its Chief Executive Officer Col Joseph Freddy Onata successfully completed a one - week Savings and Credit Cooperative Association (SACCA) congress in Kenya's Coastal County of Kwale- Mombasa.

CLF On Disarmament 2021-10-23 09:28:45.0

EAC Armed Forces Planning Conference Ends 2021-10-21 20:45:17.0

Commander Land Force Visits Third Division 2021-10-21 20:27:12.0

EOC Hails Defence Ministry 2021-10-21 20:16:32.0

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) commended the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) for providing equal Opportunities to all eligible beneficiaries during planning and budgeting.

EAC Partner States To Conduct Joint Field Training Exercise 2021-10-19 21:17:37.0

Representatives from EAC that are attending the Initial Planning Conference for the 12th EAC Armed Forces Field training Exercise" Ushirikiano Imara" 19th -21st October 2021 at Source of the Nile hotel in Jinja district.

Cattle Theft Irking In Karamoja Sub-Region 2021-10-18 21:55:35.0

 commander of the 3 Infantry Division based in Moroto, Brig Gen Joseph Balikudembe presents the arrested cattle thieves to local residents

Training Of LDUs Starts In Agago District 2021-10-18 21:46:40.0

Brig Gen Stephen Mugerwa briefing LDU Personnel at Labworodong Military Training School

UPDF Concludes EAC Armed Forces Civil Military Cooperation Week In Kenya 2021-10-14 20:25:27.0

The UPDF Chief of Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Brig Gen Emmanuel Rwashande commended Kenyan Government for its unwavering support towards the successful completion of the 3rd Edition of the East Africa Community (EAC) Armed Forces Civil Military activities.

3 Division Court Martial Sentences 08 Criminals 2021-10-14 09:36:30.0

The Joint Security Operation, code named "Usalama Kwa Wote" in Karamoja Sub-region, aiming at recovering illegal guns from the civilian population, recently arrested eight (08) criminals.

Cattle Raids And Insecurity Will End - Lt Gen Elwelu 2021-10-13 09:35:47.0

The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Hon Lt Gen Peter Elwelu has assured the people of Karamoja sub region that the government will endeavor to restore peace in the area and called upon the political leaders to join hands with the locals so that the problems of cattle raids and insecurity are solved.

Mindset Change Will Drive Wsacco 2021-10-10 17:06:28.0

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (WSACCO), Col Joseph Freddy Onata challenged Principal Staff Officers (PSO'S)and  Branch Managers of WSACCO to reset both their souls and minds if they are to drive further  the vision and mission for WSACCO.

Deputy CDF Meets Leaders Of Karamoja Sub-Region 2021-10-10 17:00:38.0

The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Peter Elwelu has urged leaders in Karamoja Sub-region to work together with government to pacify the region.

To Transform A Society, Wealth Creation Is Key - President Museveni 2021-10-10 15:35:15.0

The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces has called upon Ugandans to embrace wealth creation as well as the principles and strategies that support it.

Defence Minister Commends UPDF For Stabilising Karamoja Sub-Region 2021-10-07 18:06:56.0

Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs (L) Hon Vicent  Bamulangaki Ssempijja adressing members of parliament on Karamoja region.

EAC Forces Are Key Players In Integration Process - Maj Gen Kyanda 2021-10-04 14:51:13.0

Joint Chief of Staff Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda handing over the Ugandan flag to the Contingent Commander, Brig Gen Emmanuel Rwashande

281 UPDF Soldiers Complete Training In Mountain Warfare. 2021-10-01 11:07:51.0

LT GEN PAUL LOKECH LAID TO REST 2021-09-01 14:19:16.0


Change in Adminstration - GHQS BOMBO 2020-11-04 14:21:20.0

UPDF Zonal Pensions Officers Urged to be Problem Solvers 2020-11-04 14:19:01.0

Uganda Defence Minister Meets Israel Ambassador on Cooperation 2020-11-04 14:16:13.0

UPDF Tugume Titus to Tussle it Out With American Robert Niemoeller in an Intercontinental Kickboxing Championship. 2020-11-04 14:13:44.0

Examine Your Financial Lifestyle: Col Onata to UPDF WASSACCO Members 2020-11-04 13:24:25.0

UPDF Participates in the Launch of the Community Engagement Strategy to Fight Covid-19 2020-11-04 13:21:20.0

UPDF Frontline Troops Under Amisom Assessed and Hailed for Combat Readiness and Effectiveness 2020-11-04 13:16:57.0

Defence Minister Hon. Adolf Mwesige and UN Special Envoy Discuss Strategies For The Great Lakes RegionDefence Minister Hon. Adolf Mwesige and UN Special Envoy Discuss Strategies for The Great Lakes Region 2020-11-04 13:16:33.0