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PROFILE: Who is Major General Don Nabasa, the Military Police Commander

President Museveni has appointed former Special Forces Commander Maj. Gen Don Nabasa to head Military Police (PHOTO /Courtesy)

President Museveni has appointed Maj Gen Don Nabasa as the new commander Military Police.

He replaces Brig Keith Katungi.

Brig Katungi will replace Gen Nabasa as the Ugandan contingent commander in Somalia under AMISOM.

Nabasa previously served as the Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), an elite unit that is responsible for the security of the President of Uganda, and that of traditional cultural leaders and vital national installations, as well as the country’s oil fields.

He assumed command of the SFC, in January 2017, taking over from Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who was appointed Senior Presidential Adviser on military affairs at the time before return to the same role in 2020.

Don Nabasa joined the Uganda military in 1998.

In 1999, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, following the completion of an Officer Cadet Course at UPDF School of Infantry, then located in Jinja, in Uganda’s Eastern Region.

Over the years, Don Nabasa has attended many military courses including Motorized Battalion Commanders’ Course, Strategic Maritime Anti-Terrorism Course, Senior Command and Staff Course among others.

Over the years, Gen. Nabasa has commanded various units in the UPDF, starting with an Infantry Platoon in 1999, then a tank platoon in 2000, then serving as a brigade operations officer from 2004 until 2005.

He commanded a tank squadron between 2000 and 2007, then as the commanding officer of a battalion from 2008 until 2012 and as commander of a Group, from 2012 until 2016.

In February 2019 he was promoted from the rank of Brigadier to that of Major General, as a part of a promotions exercise involving over 2,000 men and women of the UPDF.

Until his new assignment, Gen. Don Nabasa commanded operations in Somalia, as part of the AMISOM peace-keeping mission, sanctioned by the United Nations, and operated by the African Union.

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