President Museveni has promoted Gen. Wilson Mbasu Mbadi as the new Chief of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF). Mbadi, who has been a Lieutenant General has also been promoted to General.
Gen. Mbadi, who has been the Deputy CDF replaces Gen. David Muhoozi who has since been appointed the State Minister for Internal Affairs.
Gen. Mbadi joined the Ugandan military in 1986. In 1991, he was commissioned, following the completion of a one-year Officer Cadet course at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in the United Kingdom.
While at Sandhurst, he graduated at the top of his class. In 1992, he attended the Platoon Commander’s Course at the Uganda School of Infantry, at that time located in Jinja. In 1994, he attended the Uganda Junior Staff College, also at Jinja.
In 1998, Mbadi attended the Mobile International Defence Management Course, in Lusaka, Zambia. Also in 1998, he attended the Company Command Course in Tanzania. In 2001, he attended the Combat Group Command Course at Armored Corps Center and School, in Ahmadnagar, India, doing very well.
In 2004, he attended the Senior Command and Staff Course at National Defense College, Kenya (NDCK). Also in 2004, Wilson Mbadi completed the Peace Support Operations Course (PSTC) at Karen, Kenya.
In 2005, he successfully completed a Diploma course in Strategic Studies at the University of Nairobi. In 2007, he graduated with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, United States of America.
In the other appointments, Gen. Peter Elwelu has been appointed the new Deputy CDF, First Son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been appointed the Commander Land Forces, Gen. Leopold Kyanda has been made the new Joint Chief of Staff, replacing Gen. Joseph Musanyufu who is awaiting redeployment.
Brig. Peter Chandia takes over as Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC). He has been Gen. Kainerugaba’s Deputy.