Chief of Defense Forces, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, has challenged officers to stay
alert and monitor both regional and global threats. He says that if such
threats are ignored, they will be a danger to the country’s security.
implored officers to embrace new techniques in averting modern security threats
both within the country and globally.
addressing graduates at the Senior Command and Staff College on Thursday,
Elwelu said that the Great Lakes Region is marred by unpredictable security
situations and officers should equip themselves with the necessary information
technology skills, which will enable them to avert the country’s enemies with
A total of
44 officers graduated after undergoing a one-year senior officers course.
Community-EAC, members states of Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, and
Kenya, contributed two students each for this year’s training.
retooling of middle-level officers training is aimed at equipping trainees
with the skills in conducting strategically-minded fights, where they think
critically and apply military power, to march the agreeable national strategy
without necessarily applying excessive force.
Elwelu stresses that the level of strategic alertness enables officers
to dismantle security threats strategically, without necessarily imploring
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Elwelu further challenged officers to be mindful of their role in the
management of modern security threats within the confines of the general
public, for instance, climate change, and unregulated urbanization, among others,
through continued partnering with different EAC member states, to jointly
benchmark on such matters.
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Oboth, the State Minister for Defense, relayed UPDF’s commitment to
fostering training, which will ensure the force’s readability to foster the
safety and wellbeing of Ugandans at all times.