Major General Charles Okidi is a high-ranking military officer in the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF), currently serving as the Chief of Staff of the UPDF Air Force, a position he assumed on December 11, 2019. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Director of Operations at the UPDF Air Force Headquarters in Entebbe.
Okidi is a distinguished Ugandan military officer, serving as the Chief of Staff of the UPDF Air Force since 11 December 2019. In addition to his military duties, he is a long-term presidential pilot. He has held several leadership positions in the Air Force, including Air Force Wing Commander at Nakasongola Air Force Base, Commander of the Air Force Wing at Entebbe Air Force Base, and Squadron Commander and Officer Commanding Operations at Entebbe Air Force Wing.
Okidi took over as Chief of Staff of the UPDF Air Force from Major General Paul Lokech, who was reassigned to special duties in South Sudan. In recognition of his outstanding service, Okidi was promoted from Brigadier to Major General on 28 March 2020.