90 UPDF soldiers get promotion

Tuesday January 1 2013


At least 90 UPDF officers will today start the New Year with smiles after President Museveni promoted them.
Col. John Mugyenyi, the former director Joint Anti-Terrorism Unit (JAT) and now a businessman, has been elevated to the rank of Brigadier.

According to the statement issued by the UPDF spokesperson, Col. Felix Kulayigye, Lt. Col. Anette Nkalubo has been promoted to a colonel, becoming the second most senior female officer in the UPDF.
The promotions saw two officers, who were killed in Somalia, get posthumous elevations.

Lieutenants Lawrence Tugume and Godfrey Mugisha Kabuto died early this year at the frontline in Mogadishu fighting the Somali insurgents. They were promoted to major, jumping the rank of captain.

Three officers at the rank of Acting Colonel, four majors were promoted to lieutenant colonel while 15 captains were given the rank of major. Majority of the elevated officers were lieutenants.

some promotions
Name New rank
Col John Mugenyi Brig
Ag Col Joseph Semwanga Col
Ag Col Richard Wakayinja Col
Ag Col Kenneth B Muheirw Col
Lt Col Annette Nkalubo Col
Maj Badru Kiggwe Lt Col
Maj Capher Sentongo Lt Col
Maj. Fred Batumbya Lt Col
Maj. Abdalah Adebasiku Lt Col
Maj Fred Kakaire Lt Col
Ag Maj. Samuell. Kigundu Maj
Capt.Frank Kalimagezi Maj
Capt Schoneke Angura Maj
Capt Jino Amany Areng Maj
Capt James M Tugume Maj
Capt Alex Tinfayo Karibeita Maj
Capt Ben Ewaku Ojuluku Maj
Capt Charles K. Ssengantebuka Maj
Capt Wilson Bart Anguni Maj
Capt John Waswa Maj
Capt Eliab Mubangizi Maj
Capt Francis Esialu Maj
Capt David Etiang Maj
Capt William Kakuru Mpaka Maj
Capt. Robert Kangahe Maj
Capt Claire Ajurut Maj
Lt Godfrey Mugisha KAbuto Maj (Posthumous)
Lt Lawrence Tugume Maj (Posthumous)