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President Museveni Promotes 528 UPDF officers

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President Museveni Promotes 528 UPDF officers

President Yoweri Museveni also Commander of the armed forces has promoted 528 officers of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces – UPDF.

According to a press statement released by Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu the Acting Defence Spokesperson, those promoted include three from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to full Colonel; 27 of them from Major to Lieutenant Colonel and 498 from Captain to Major.

“The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and UPDF are pleased to announce the elevation of 528 Officers to different ranks by His Excellence the President and Commander in of the UPDF,” reads part of the press statement.

Kakurungu says that the three who were elevated to full Colonel are; Lt Col Benard Tumwesigire,  Lt Col Mark Mugarura and Lt Col Stephen Nsereko.

This is the latest of army promotions. Last April President Museveni promoted 40 senior UPDF officers to occupy top ranks.

The Ministry of Defence congratulated all officers that have been promoted.

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