By Najibu Mulema
In the latest military reshuffle by President Yoweri Museveni, highly decorated military officer, David Muhoozi has been made the new Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) and promoted to a full army General.
Here are the five things you didn’t know about the new CDF;
1.David Muhoozi was born in Mbarara District in 1965.
2.He is a lawyer by profession and he holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws ( LLB), obtained from Makerere University, Uganda’s largest and oldest public university. He also obtained the Diploma in Legal Practice, from the Law Development Center, in Kampala, Uganda.
3.He joined the army in 1985 and was commissioned on April 21, 1989. He then served as Defense Counsel for the General Court Martial. In 1997, he was assigned to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), as Staff Officer General Duties, serving in that role for the next four years.
4.He attended the Uganda Military Academy, back when it was still located in Jinja, for his Officer Cadet course. He then attended the Company Commander course at Monduli, Tanzania in 1998. He followed that with the Senior Command and Staff College course in Ghana. Following that, he was admitted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
5.Before being appointed CDF, Muhoozi has been serving as UPDF Commander of the Land Forces. He was appointed CDF on 9 January 2017 replacing General Edward Katumba Wamala, who has been appointed State minister for works.