Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi appointed CDF

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has named Lt. General Wilson Mbadi the new Chief of the Defense Forces (CDF) of Uganda.

Lt. Mbadi was picked on Thursday by the Commander in Chief Gen Museveni to replace Gen David Muhoozi who was appointed minister of State for Internal Affairs in the new cabinet announcements.

President Museveni further promoted Mbadi from the rank of Lieutenant General to the rank of General.

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Born in June 1962, General Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, 59, is a senior military officer in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) .

He currently serves as the Deputy Chief of the Defense Forces and Inspector General of the UPDF before his appointment.

In January 2017, he was appointed to that position in replacing Lieutenant General Charles Angina, who was appointed Deputy Commander of Operation Wealth Creation.

The president who is also the UPDF Commander-in- Chief also appointed General Peter Elweru the Deputy CDF. He further appointed his own son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugabathe commander of Land Forces.

Other Appointments and transfers
Maj. Gen. Leopold Kyanda who has been the Chief of Staff Land Forces has now been appointed the Joint Chief of Staff to replace Lt. Gen. Joseph Musanyufu who has been sent to civil service for redeployment.

Brig. Peter Chandia has been appointed the new Special Forces Commander, Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma appointed as the deputy coordinator of the Operation Wealth Creation whereas Maj. Gen. Sam Okiding is the new Deputy Commander of Land Forces .

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