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