Junior Staff College - Jinja


Commandant JSC


To prepare selected junior officers for command and staff appointments by developing their command, analytical and communication skills and by providing understanding and knowledge of combined arms operations at battle group level.


To be a center of Excellence for Junior Command and Staff officer training for the UPDF and the region.


To develop professional knowledge, skills and understanding of the selected officer so that he or she can execute responsibilities both in command and staff functions at battalion level.

Background of the College

Junior Command and Staff College was established in 1989 on the initiative of the Commander In Chief of the UPDF and the President of Uganda HE YK Museveni. The first course was conducted in Mbuya Military Barracks in Kampala the same year. The college relocated to its present location Jinja Gaddafi Barracks in 1990 following the need for space and conducive environment for training.

The college is established as the premier intermediate level training institution for all Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF). It is established to educate officers in the art of leadership, tactics and integrated all arms operations at battlegroup level.

Past Commandants
Name Period
Lt Col Samson Mande
Lt Col Edward Katumba Wamala 1992-1994
LT Col Edward Semwanga (RIP) 1994-1999
Lt Col Frank Wamwaya (RIP) 1999-2000
Lt Col Benard Obola 2001-2006
Col Dick Prit Olum 2006-2009
Col Paul Lokech 2009-2010
Col Sam Omara 2010-2011
Col StevenTumwesigye Kashure Jan 2012- May 2012
Col G Golooba May 2012- Jun 2013
Lt Col Charles Manyuru Byaruhanga Jun 2013 to Jun 2014
Col G Golooba Jun 2014 - 2017
Col J Kinalwa 2017 to date