By our reporter

UPDF’s Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen. David Muhoozi, on Friday October 13, passed out 164 officers attached to the Special Forces Command (SFC).

The 164, according to Gen Muhoozi, successfully completed one year of Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) in Butiaba, Buliisa district.

The army boss commended the soldiers for exhibiting great military skills acquired in the last one year of rigorous training.

“The skills learnt can only be perfected overtime through more training by way of career progression within SFC; skills bring additional enablers, those who witnessed today’s exercise can attest to this” he observed while speaking during the pass-out ceremony.

Gen. Muhoozi said he was impressed with the high level of knowledge and execution of the Exercise play by troops which he termed as very professional.

“We have come, we have seen and we have believed; they have turned out the way they are supposed to be,” the CDF commended the trainees.

He asked soldiers to remain disciplined, selfless, keeping fit, maintaining team spirit, remaining healthy and above all ideologically alert. He added that their other job includes protection of VVIP.

Col. Don Nabasa the Commander Special Forces Command, thanked instructors for bringing the best out of the trainees.

The Commandant at the Samora Machel SFC training school Kaweweta, Captain Paul Lokut said that this particular training emphasized more on mission training.

The CDF handed over maroon berets to the trainees symbolizing qualification as members of SFC, a requirement every serviceman under this formation must fulfill.

The pass out ceremony was attended by among others the Commander Air Forces, Maj Gen. Charles Lwanga Lutaaya, the Commander Artillery Division Maj Gen. Sam Okiding, the Deputy Commander Air forces, Brig. Sam Kavuma, the Chief Political Commissar (CPC), Brig. Henry Matsiko, the Commander Marines Brigade, Brig. Michael Nyarwa and Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs/UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire.

Pertinent issues including UPDF Wazalendo SACCO were discussed.