today's Pick
UPDF officers graduate from American Defense University
Publish Date: Jun 17, 2014
UPDF officers graduate from American Defense University
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision Reporter

Two senior UPDF officers have graduated from the prestigious US National Defense University (NDU) after attending a one-year War College Course.


The two, Lt. Col, Damulira Sserunjogi and David Gonyi graduated with Masters Degrees in Strategic Security Studies (MASSS) at the University’s main Campus Fort McNair, Washington DC.   The NDU is the highest training and research institution for the US military.

This is the second time ever that the Ugandan officers have graduated from this institution.  

Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, the Army Spokesman confirmed the development and said that for several years, a number of UPDF officers and men have undergone general and specialized training both in Uganda and abroad as the institution strives to professionalize, by placing greater emphasis on training.  

Such training, he said, has greatly improved UPDF’s capacity to deal with national and regional military threats to include Uganda’s contribution to AMISOM and its counter LRA operations in Central Africa.  

“The interventions and initiatives to deal with the threat of global terrorism, and to promote peace and stability in East Africa region and the Horn of Africa have strengthened Uganda’s bilateral military cooperation with the US through which significant military assistance continue to be provided.  One area through which Uganda has benefited are the training opportunities provided to its officers and men in several US training institutions,” he explained.  

The two UPDF officers graduated at a function presided over by Admiral James Alexander Winnefield the Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, and   Ambassador Wanda Nesbitt the Senior Vice President of the NDU.

It was attended by Ambassadors and Defense Attaches from several countries, as well as teaching and research staff from the five colleges that make up the National Defense University.

  RELATED STORIES 

'UPDF instructors trained Al-Shabaab fighters'

In pictures: UPDF in South Sudan

 

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Kabaka
The Katikiro has become the first person to register for this year’s Kabaka’s birthday run....
Boy burnt over eating fish without permission
ROGERS Kachulo, a pupil at Kachabali Primary School in Kibuku district, ate the mukene, an act which incensed his uncle...
Mars ocean
Mars once had a body of water bigger than Earth's Arctic Ocean and vast enough to cover the entire planet, NASA says....
Men are more selfish than women - study
Men tend to be more narcissistic than women and as a result are more likely to exploit others, a US study has said....
Scientists unveil power-generating toilet
British scientists unveil a toilet that unlocks energy stored within urine to generate electricity....
Wireless phone charger around the corner
To ease the hassle of bundling wires into your bag, designers are hoping to make 2015 the year of the wireless charger....
Is KCCA doing enough to curb poor hygeine?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter