By Donald Kirya
A total of 162 UPDF officers were on Thursday commissioned by the Minister of State for Defence, Ruth Nankabirwa.
The officers completed their courses at the Junior Staff College and the School of Military Intelligence at the Gadaffi Barracks in Jinja.
The ceremony, held at the staff college gardens, saw lieutenant colonels, majors and captains graduate in International Humanitarian Law, French Level II, Basic Military Intelligence and the Pre-Senior Command and Staff Course.
At the Junior Staff College School, 38 army officers graduated after a 16-week junior Staff course, 11 did a three-month French course and 20 undertook a two-week International Humanitarian Law course Nankabirwa said training army officers was a sign of peace and stability in the country.
â€œThese courses were designed to match with the prevailing regional and global challenges. We need to prepare our soldiers to protect the country,â€ Nankabirwa said.
She warned the officers against being misled by politicians and urged them to act professionally when executing their duties.