The Commander of Special Forces Command and first son, Brig. Muhoozi has been promoted from the rank of Brigadier to Major General in the army promotion just announced.
Muhoozi who has been a Brigadier for over a decade is now a two star general moving away from a one star general. He will definitely move away from the middle managers of the army to the upper stage of major decision maker. Maj. Gen. Muhoozi as he assumes the new title, will surely be moved away from commanding the elite force that guards the President who doubles as his father and possibly be in administration like joint chief of staff or chief of land forces because the new title comes with new assignment.
Muhoozi will certainly maintain his slot at the army high command and army council both bodies that make decisions for the force. The new promotion also means that Gen. Muhoozi’s will have an increment in his pay. Generally, Muhoozi is now fully destined for full and higher responsibilities of the force, should the Commander in Chief and both army council and high command see it fit for him to perform.
Who is Muhoozi?
Muhoozi Kainerugaba was born on April 24, 1974 is in in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, he was the first of four children.
He attended schools in Tanzania, Kenya, and Sweden. Before he was relocated to Uganda when his father became President of Uganda. Where he attended schools like Kampala Parents School, King’s College Budo and St. Mary’s College Kisubi in 1994.
Muhoozi studied his university education at Nottingham University in the United Kingdom, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Politics degree in 1997.
He started military training in 1994 after he left high school and formally joined the UPDF in 1999. And thereafter got married Charlotte Kutesa.
In 2000, he graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst while in 2002 he joined Egyptian Infantry School where he attended both the Company and Battalion Commanders courses.
Upon his successful completion of the Officer Cadet Course at Sandhurst in 2000, Brigadier Kainerugaba was commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant and assigned to the Presidential Protection Unit. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of Major.
In February of 2010, he was appointed the Commander of the Special Forces Group (which was formed out of the former Presidential Guards Brigade and one Commando Battalion). In 2012, the Special Forces Group was expanded into a Special Forces Command.
As a Major, he became a Commanding Officer of the Motorized Infantry Unit within the Presidential Guard Brigade. Following his graduation from Fort Leavenworth in 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and tasked by the UPDF High Command to study the organization, training and equipping of modern Special Forces, this was in order to avail the Commander-in-Chief and other senior decision makers in the UPDF with the necessary information they would need to set up such an organization.
Between 2001 and 2005, Muhoozi, attended the Kalama Armored Warfare Training School and Kalama Armored Warfare Training School is located in the Kabamba Cantonment, Mubende District.
In 2007, he was admitted to a one-year course at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where he graduated in June of 2008.
He also did an airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia, which he successfully completed.
In 2012, he attended a six months Executive National Security Program (ENSP) at the South African National Defense College, located in Thaba Tshwane.
Other promotions include
Maj. Gen. Joram Mugume, who has now been elevated to the rank of Lieutenant General.
Col. Charles Lutaaya, promoted to the rank of Brigadier.
Col Sabiiti Muzeeyi Magyenyi, was promoted to Brigadier.
Col Sam Birungi Mugabe, promoted to Brigadier.