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DEFEND THE COUNTRY JEALOUSLY
28th April 2019DEFEND THE COUNTRY JEALOUSLY - GEN MUHOOZI TELLS UPDF JUNIOR COMMANDERS
The newly passed out Platoon commanders have been advised to defend the country jealously now that they have acquired the necessary knowledge and hence the course attended gives them the full powers to command soldiers and protect Ugandans with their properties. This was said on Friday 26th April 2019 by the Chief of Defence Forces [ CDF ] Gen. David Muhoozi during the pass out ceremony at Bihanga training school in Ibanda District.
The CDF congratulated the Graduates upon the successful completion of the course. He said that ,platoon commanders is a carrier progression course and that many more courses are yet to come. He cautioned the newly passed out commanders that they shouldn't be over ambitious of rising through the ranks so quickly since ranks come with trainings attained , number of years served ,Discipline, appointments held etc etc. "Not all of you will for example make it to General core but a few lucky ones will, because that's not how the army works. The carrier paths you will take such as the different appointments and levels of training among others will be determining factors but we must nevertheless continue serving the country in different capacities " Gen Muhoozi said.
The CDF also gave a lecture of opportunity to the students which dwelt on the recent president's message to the UPDF officers and men when he was visiting different formations.
Gen David Muhoozi was accompanied by the Commander Land Force [ CLF ] Lt Gen Peter Elwelu who congratulated the officers upon the successful completion of the course and told the newly passed out commanders that there are big tasks that await them .
Speaking at the same function, the Commandant Bihanga Training School Brig Gen James B Ruheesi told the CDF that the course commenced on 7th Jan 2019 and ran up to 26th April 2019. Of the 219 students who joined the course, along the way 06 students had to be discontinued on medical and discipline grounds. Only 213 qualified and passed out of whom 30 were females.
The objective of the course was to equip students with leadership skills and to prepare them for future tasks as officers.
The best performing students were awarded prizes with the overall best being Lt Dan Namanya.The best in Class was Lt Biribawa Betty Ngobi, exemplary leadership award went to Capt Yashir Buga while the best female student was Lt Josephine Nabulemu .The best in the field wss Lt Nicholas Akandwanaho.
The pass out ceremony was also attended by Bihanga training staff,Chairman LC111 Nyamalebe subcounty , OC police Kanyarugiri ,Religious leaders and wanainchi from the immediate neighbourhood.