SFC boss cautions Museveni security team on reckless lifestyles

Col JB Asinguza (C), the Director of Training in SFC inspects the targets shot by the soldiers during a passout at Kaweweta on Wednesday upon finishing their Tier II Course. (PHOTO/ PPU)

The Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), Brig. David Mugisha has cautioned the soldiers against engaging in reckless lifestyles of promiscuity and alcoholism among many others.

Brig. Mugisha whose speech was delivered on his behalf by the SFC Director of Training, Col. John Bosco Asinguza made the call at Samora Machel Special Forces School in Kaweweta, Nakaseke District during the passing out ceremony of SFC soldiers.

The Special Forces Command is a an elite unit of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces responsible for the security of the President of Uganda, members of the first family and key government institutions.

UPDF solidiers from SFC express their excitment during their passout after completing Tier II Course at Fort Samora Machel Special Forces School in Kaweweta on Wednesday (PHOTO/ PPU)

They are also tasked with carrying out specialized missions or operations at a moment’s notice.

He asked soldiers to live a disciplined lifestyle and put their military training to practice in order to protect Ugandans.

The Director of Training presented awards to the best performing students.

Col JB Asinguza, the Director of Training in SFC presents gifts to Ochieng Peterson, one of the best performing students during a passout at Kaweweta on Wednesday (PHOTO/PPU)

The award of the best overall was scooped by Peterson Ocheng while that of the best in the field was taken by Peace Joshua. The one for the best in academics was scooped by Ruthenia Fred while the one for the best among female students was taken by Dorcas Were.

Nkurunungi Rodney was awarded for being the most disciplined.

The training covered a wide range of topics that included counter terrorism, skills at arms and martial arts. Brig. Mugisha said, “Give maximum respect to Ugandans because they are our bosses. Do not oppress them, bark or maim them. When you are faced by terrorists you should answer fire with fire. Put your training into practice and protect Ugandans.”

SFC soldiers display their target shooting skills during their passout on Wednesday after completing their Tier II Course at the SFC School in Kaweweta. (PHOTO/PPU)

He added that a soldier without training is like a fish without water, before congratulating the officers upon the completion of their training.

He urged them to always be alert and constantly disciplined. He reminded them to avoid the vice of bad groups, drugs and alcoholism.

The Deputy Director of Training, Lt. Col. Joseph Bahikyire was pleased to observe that the trainees were given a task which they have successfully delivered.

The Commandant of Samora Machel Special Forces School, Major George Ruhinda thanked the SFC leadership for all the support it has rendered during the course.

SFC soldiers who completed their Tier II Course at Kaweweta on Wednesday display their martial arts skills during their passout. (PHOTO/PPU)

He urged the soldiers to take care of their lives as they strive to serve the country.

To Top