Muhoozi moves a step closer to father’s rank in new army promotions

First son Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been promoted to Lieutenant General (Lt Gen), one rank away from his father, President Yoweri Museveni’s rank.

Muhoozi, currently a senior advisor to his father on security matters is among the 2,031 soldiers that have been promoted to various ranks.

The commander Land Forces,Maj Gen Peter Elwelu, famous for commanding the November 2016 onslaught on the Rwenzururu Kingdom in Kasese, has been also been promoted to Lt. Gen.

Former Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Ivan Koreta has been elevated to full General.

Maj Gen Proscovia Nalweyiso remains the highest ranking UPDF female officer at the rank of Lt. Gen.

According to a statement released by UPDF Spokesman Brig Richard Karemire, among those promoted are 100 soldiers whose promotion is intended to align with establishment appointments.

Also promoted are 97 soldiers who are due for retirement plus some 130 in recognition of their long service.

Another 49 promotions are upon successful completion of Grade II staff course while 1,082 were promoted on recommendation by their units.

Those promoted after passing promotional examinations are 375 while 27 were promoted upon completion of their probation period.

Among the General and Senior Officers are the following:

Lieutenant General to General

Lt Gen Ivan Koreta
Lt Gen Joram Mugume

Major General to Lieutenant General

Maj Gen Pecos Kuteesa
Maj Gen John Mugume
Maj Gen Prossy Nalweyiso
Maj Gen Charles Awany Otema
Maj Gen James Nakibus Lakara
Maj Gen Peter Elwelu
Maj Gen James Mugira
Maj Gen Joseph B Musanyufu
Maj Gen Charles Lutaaya
Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba

Brigadier to Major General

Brig Joram Kakari Tumwine
Brig Elly Kayanja
Brig Eric Mukasa
Brig Burundi K Nyamunywanisa
Brig Sam Kiwanuka
Brig Dr Ambrose K Musinguzi
Brig Samuel Kawagga
Brig Joseph Arocha
Brig John Lorot
Brig Apollo Kasiita Gowa
Brig Leopold Eric Kyanda
Brig Birungi James Mugabe
Brig Don William Nabasa
Brig Stephen Muzeyi Sabiiti
Brig Samuel Wasswa
Brig Jim Willis Byarugaba
Brig Timothy Sabiiti

Brig Paul L’okech

Deputy IGP Brig Muzeeyi Sabiiti has been promoted to Maj. Gen.

Colonel to Brigadier

Col Moses S Lukyamuzi
Col John M Kaganda
Col Charles R Tusiime
Col Fenekansi Mugyenyi
Col Adolf Serwada
Col John C Anywar
Col Jackson Bell
Col Dr Kenneth Ocen Obwot
Col Sam Omara
Col Emmy Mulindwa
Col Stephen Mugerwa
Col Johnson Muma
Col Frank Kyambadde
Col Moses Kwikiriza
Col Ceaser Innocent Bahwezi
Col William Beinomugisha
Col James Kaija
Col Godwin Karugaba
Col Fred M Karara
Col Fred Rugadya Akiiki
Col Bonny Bamwiseki
Col Ronald S Bigirwa
Col Joseph Balikudembe
Col Felix Kulaigye
Col Wilson Muhabuzi
Col Dr James Kiyengo
Col Dr Stephen Kusasira
Col Bob Paciesky Ogiki
Col Peter Gaitan Omola
Col Julius Biryabarema
Col Flavia Byekwaso
Col Dr Shilling E Tibayungwa
Col Johnson Namanya
Col Dr Patrick Ogwok Ogen
Col Daniel Mugumya Kakono
Col Godfrey Mujuni