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
Place of birth: Kasese District
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
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)
Additional reporting: Military Wiki