Maj. Gen. James Birungi has been appointed the commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC).
Maj. Gen. Birungi who has been the Uganda People’s Defence Air Force (UPDAF) chief of Staff replaces Maj. Gen. Don Nabasa who has been sent for training, according to highly placed sources.
"Maj. Gen. Nabasa is heading out for a course. The course is good for SFC and UPDF," SFC spokesperson Major Jimmy Omara said.
Maj. Gen. Nabasa was appointed to head SFC, an elite unit responsible for the security of the President of Uganda and special operations in January 2017.
He took over from Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who was appointed Senior Presidential Adviser on military affairs.