50 UPDF Officers Promoted by President Museveni for Distinguished Service – Full List

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Ministry of Defence Promotions October 2023 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces
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President Yoweri Museveni, the Commander in Chief of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF), has promoted 50 soldiers for their dedication and commitment to their duties.

The highest-ranking officers among them, including Jimmy N Musoke, John Patrick Otongo, James Muhwezi, Richard Rubongoya, and Wycliff Ruterana Keita, have been elevated from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier General.

The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs, along with the UPDF fraternity, extends their congratulations to the promoted senior and junior officers for their well-deserved promotions and confirmed ranks.

The following is a list of the officers who received promotions:

  • Colonel Jimmy N Musoke is now a Brigadier General.
  • Colonel John Patrick Otongo is now a Brigadier General.
  • Colonel James Muhwezi is now a Brigadier General.
  • Colonel Richard Rubongoya is now a Brigadier General.
  • Colonel Wycliff Ruterana Keita is now a Brigadier General.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Justus Kambale Musenene has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Magira Wasibi has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Israel Kaheru Bagenda has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Herman W Mukasa has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Opira has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Butungi has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Mango Baraza has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel James Muhumuza has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Koch has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rukonge Victor Busobozi has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Francis Makoma has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Eliasson Kugumisiriza has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Peter Musherure has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Saul Bishuuba Nabimanya has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Collins Ainomugisha has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel George Jet Turyabe has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Lydia Nandutu has been promoted to Colonel.
  • Acting Lieutenant Colonel Charles Okech has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Acting Lieutenant Colonel Edson Tumusiime has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Acting Lieutenant Colonel Robert A Okoya has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Acting Lieutenant Colonel Samuel M Kasede has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Acting Lieutenant Colonel Albert Mwebembezi has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Acting Lieutenant Colonel Fred Bwandasa has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Major Paul Rwabishari Ampe has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Major Benon B Byakurama has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Major Emmy Nuwagira Kafureeka has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Major Godfrey R Rwakashaija has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Major Winston Agaba has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Major Sebastiano Chombe has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Major Levi Masereka Mbauta has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Major Douglas Muhwezi has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Major James Yairo Waiswa has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Acting Major Dennis Damba has been promoted to Major.
  • Acting Major James O Omara has been promoted to Major.
  • Acting Major Isaac Mutungi has been promoted to Major.
  • Captain Titus Lwanyaga Nyanzi has been promoted to Major.
  • Captain Isaac Sajjabi has been promoted to Major.
  • Acting Captain Moses Murijo has been promoted to Captain.
  • Second Lieutenant Martin E Cheptoyek has been promoted to Lieutenant.
  • Second Lieutenant Samuel Akol has been promoted to Lieutenant.
  • Second Lieutenant Kenneth Kaunda Bongomin has been promoted to Lieutenant.
  • Second Lieutenant Asuman Wabwire has been promoted to Lieutenant.
  • Second Lieutenant Ediger Koojo has been promoted to Lieutenant.
  • Second Lieutenant Allan Akampurira has been promoted to Lieutenant.
  • Second Lieutenant Junior Agaba has been promoted to Lieutenant.

The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs, along with the UPDF fraternity, extend their congratulations to the senior and junior officers for their well-deserved promotions and confirmed ranks.

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Source – Ministry of Defence PRĀ 

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