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PROFILE: Who exactly is Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, the new CDF?

Commander-in-chief of Uganda’s armed forces Gen Rtd Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has elevated Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi to the rank of General and appointed him Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) replacing Gen David Muhoozi.

But who exactly is new CDF Gen Wilson Mbadi Mbadi?

Date of birth: 10 June 1962

Age: 59

Place of birth: Kasese District

Military Training

1986: Joined army

1991: Completed officer cadet course at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, graduating atop his class

1992: Attended the Platoon Commander’s Course at the Uganda School of Infantry, Jinja

1994: Attended the Uganda Junior Staff College, Jinja

1998: Attended the Mobile International Defence Management Course, Lusaka, Zambia

1998: Attended the Company Command Course in Tanzania

2001: Attended the Combat Group Command Course at Armored Corps Center and School, Ahmadnagar, India

2004: Attended the Senior Command and Staff Course at Defence Staff College, Kenya.

2004: Completed the Peace Support Operations Course (PSTC-DSC), in Karen, Kenya.

2005: Completed a Diploma course in Strategic Studies at the University of Nairobi

2006: Graduated with a Masters degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, United States of America

Military Career

1987 -1989: Instructor to Non-commissioned officers at the Kabamba Military Complex.

1991: Officer in charge of Career Planning

Later: Director of Supplies and Brigade Logistics Officer

2001: Director of Staff at the Junior Command and Staff college in Jinja

2002-2003: Armoured Brigade Operations and Training Officer

2004: Acting commander Armoured Brigade

2005: Commander 507 Brigade

2007-2012: Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to President Museveni

2012: Commander of the 4th Division of UPDF, Gulu

2013: Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF

2017: Deputy Chief of Defence Forces (D-CDF)

June 24, 2021: Chief of Defence Forces (CDF)

Museveni appoints First Son Muhoozi Kainerugaba Commander Land Forces, Wilson Mbadi new CDF

Additional reporting: Military Wiki

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