Museveni passes out 60 armour battalion commanders

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Museveni at the pass out ceremony in Mubende

President Museveni, the Commander-In-Chief of Uganda People’s Defence Force [UPDF] has officiated at pass-out ceremony of 60 army commanders.

Presidential Press Secretary Lindah Nabusayi said the commanders have been undergoing an Armour Battalion Commanders Course at the Armoured Warfare Training School, Karama in Mubende district.

Museveni told the newly trained armour battalion commanders: “You don’t choose the season to fight.”

He added: “You must be ready to fight day and night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 12 months a year. Today we had dust but you must be trained to fight in night.”

The commanders

On the Saturday morning ceremony, Museveni awarded the best commanders in the Armoured Battalion commanders course.

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Lt. Col. Asuman Kweti (best performing student), Major Omaria (best in the field), Major R.M Tumusime (best in class) and Major Nathan Atwine (best overall student).

On Friday, Museveni confirmed the promotions of 2,031 UPDF personnel to various ranks.

Defence Spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, says some were promoted to align with establishment appointments – 100; others promoted due for retirement – 97; and others promoted for long reckonable record of service – 130.

Some were promoted after successfully completing Grade II staff course – 49; others on recommendation by formations/units – 1,082; others after passing promotional examinations – 375; others upon completion of probation – 27 and more from other ranks to officer level – 171.

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