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THE U P D F MARINES
Brief HistoryThe Marine Forces have capacity to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda on water. They are able to patrol Uganda's territorial waters in order to detect any illegal activity, either in support of operations to detect illegal activity or in support of operations of civil authority.
According to Uganda National Tourism Board, ''Uganda is a country gifted by nature''. The UPDF describes it as an Island of Peace. This is because the founding father of NRA/UPDF believes Ugandans cannot harness nature to prosper without peace.
Uganda is at the centre of Africa's Great Lakes. Water bodies cover about 20% of Uganda's territory. Twenty Six percent (26%) of Uganda is Water linked. Our water bodies link us to both opportunities and vulnerabilities at a security, socio-economic and diplomatic levels.
MissionThe mission of the UPDF Marines is to build effective and efficient brown water-combat ready, multi-skilled force that will play a leading role in sustaining a credible maritime capability.
The vision of the UPDF Marines is to build a bridge to peace and prosperity.
Our core values are enshrined in loyalty, teamwork and discipline. Clearly, our vision, mission and core values are coherent with the ideology founded on patriotism, a pan African approach, prosperity and protection of our democratic values.
1. protects vital installations and assets such as Entebbe International Airport against waterborne threats, power stations, Hotel and Tourism industry and Oil exploration.
2. Search and Rescue is another role the UPDF Marines has performed very well.
3. Disaster response is another area that UPDF Marines is prepared to offer.