Full List:All 2,031 UPDF officers promoted to top sensitive ranks

President Museveni who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces has promoted a group of 2031 UPDF officers to various ranks.

The promotion is carried in a press statement issued by the army spokesperson, Brig.Richard Karemire released on Friday afternoon.

“H.E the President and Commander in Chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces has confirmed the promotions of 2,031 UPDF personnel to various ranks as categorized as below,” read the statement.

“The UPDF fraternity congratulates them for their patriotic service to our Country Uganda,” the statement continues.

Among those promoted include Lieutenant Generals Joram Mugume and Ivan Koreta who are now full generals.

The two generals are among the list of UPDF officers set for retirement from active service of the army later this year.

The Friday promotions have also seen 10 Major Generals promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and these include Pecos Kuteesa, John Mugume, Prossy Nalweyiso, Charles Awany Otema, Nakibus Lakara,Peter Elwelu, James Mugira , Joseph Musanyufu,Charles Lutaaya and Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Senior Presidential Advisor for Soecial Operations.

SFC commander Brig.Don Nabaasa has been promoted to Maj. Gen.

The promotions have also seen the former Special Forces Commander and Deputy Inspector General of Police, Brig.Muzeeyi Sabiti promoted to Major General.

Former operation Wembley commander, Elly Kayanja, SFC commander Don Nabaasa and Leopold Kyanda among others have been promoted to the rank of Major General.


The military police commander, William Bainomugisha has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier.

Maj.Gen. Peter Elwelu and Brig.Muzeyi Sabiiti have both been promoted.


According to the army spokesperson, 100 officers have been promoted to align with their appointments whereas 97 others have been promoted because they are due for retirement.

“130 officers have been promoted for long reckonable record or service, 49 promoted after successfully completing staff course whereas others have been promoted on recommendation by their units,” said the message by Brig.Karemire.


1. LT Gen Ivan Koreta Gen
2. Lt Gen Joram Mugume Gen
3. Maj Gen Pecos Kuteesa Lt Gen
4. Maj Gen John Mugume Lt Gen
5. Maj Gen Prossy Nalweyiso Lt Gen
6. Maj Gen Charles Awany Otema Lt Gen
7. Maj Gen James Nakibus Lakara Lt Gen
8. Maj Gen Peter Elwelu Lt Gen
9. Maj Gen James Mugira Lt Gen
10. Maj Gen Joseph B Musanyufu Lt Gen
11. Maj Gen Charles Lutaaya Lt Gen
12. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Lt Gen
13. Brig Joram Kakari Tumwine Maj Gen
14. Brig Elly Kayanja Maj Gen
15. Brig Eric Mukasa Maj Gen


16. Brig Burundi K Nyamunywanisa Maj Gen
17. Brig Sam Kiwanuka Maj Gen
18. Brig Dr Ambrose K Musinguzi Maj Gen
19. Brig Samuel Kawagga Maj Gen
20. Brig Joseph Arocha Maj Gen
21. Brig John Lorot Maj Gen
22. Brig Apollo Kasiita Gowa Maj Gen
23. Brig Leopold Eric Kyanda Maj Gen
24. Brig Birungi James Mugabe Maj Gen
25. Brig Don William Nabasa Maj Gen
26. Brig Stephen Muzeyi Sabiiti Maj Gen
27. Brig Samuel Wasswa Maj Gen
28. Brig Jim Willis Byarugaba Maj Gen
29. Brig Timothy Sabiiti Maj Gen
30. Col Moses S Lukyamuzi Brig Gen
31. Col John M Kaganda Brig Gen
32. Col Charles R Tusiime Brig Gen
33. Col Fenekansi Mugyenyi Brig Gen
34. Col Adolf Serwada Brig Gen
35. Col John C Anywar Brig Gen
36. Col Jackson Bell Brig Gen
37. Col Dr Kenneth Ocen Obwot Brig Gen
38. Col Sam Omara Brig Gen
39. Col Emmy Mulindwa Brig Gen
40. Col Stephen Mugerwa Brig Gen
41. Col Johnson Muma Brig Gen
42. Col Frank Kyambadde Brig Gen
43. Col Moses Kwikiriza Brig Gen
44. Col Ceaser Innocent Bahwezi Brig Gen
45. Col William Beinomugisha Brig Gen
46. Col James Kaija Brig Gen
47. Col Godwin Karugaba Brig Gen
48. Col Fred M Karara Brig Gen
49. Col Fred Rugadya Akiiki Brig Gen
50. Col Bonny Bamwiseki Brig Gen
51. Col Ronald S Bigirwa Brig Gen
52. Col Joseph Balikudembe Brig Gen
53. Col Felix Kulaigye Brig Gen
54. Col Wilson Muhabuzi Brig Gen
55. Col Dr James Kiyengo Brig Gen
56. Col Dr Stephen Kusasira Brig Gen
57. Col Bob Paciesky Ogiki Brig Gen
58. Col Peter Gaitan Omola Brig Gen
59. Col Julius Biryabarema Brig Gen
60. Col Flavia Byekwaso Brig Gen
61. Col Dr Shilling E Tibayungwa Brig Gen


62. Col Johnson Namanya Brig Gen
63. Col Dr Patrick Ogwok Ogen Brig Gen
64. Col Daniel Mugumya Kakono Brig Gen
65. Col Godfrey Mujuni Brig Gen



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