President Yoweri Museveni has approved the promotion of 1,384 officers and militants of the Ugandan People's Defence Forces (UPDF) to various ranks.
A statement released this morning indicates that the approval was on the recommendation of the Commissions Board.
The most senior among the promoted officers are Brigadier Kasirye Gwanga, promoted to Major General ahead of his scheduled retirement this year.
Brigadier Steven Rwabantu has been promoted to Major General and appointed deputy general officer commanding reserves, and Colonel Charles Wacha, promoted to Brigadier and director human rights.
The others are Colonel Charles Byanyima, the commander Motorized Infantry Brigade promoted to Brigadier, Colonel Henry Isoke, the deputy chief of Military Intelligence promoted to Brigadier, Colonel James Nambale, the adjutant at General Headquarters promoted to Brigadier and Col Kagoro Asingura, the ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Legal Officer also promoted to Brigadier.