Museveni passes out UPDF commandos, praises SFC snipers for defeating Al Shabaab

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President Yoweri Museveni has passed out UPDF commandos after undergoing a 16 months qualification course of Special Forces.
This was the 4th intake of it’s kind and was conducted at Butiaba Marines training School in Buliisa District.



The President expressed satisfaction with the quality of training the special Forces received as portrayed by the multiple demonstrations conducted by the trainees.



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“I congratulate these young troops who completed this very tough course. Army is tough but this is tougher. The army has big capacity but special forces creates a special capacity in operating in small units and doing things which cannot be done in a regular way. Special Forces is an important force multiplier,” said the President.
He added that it is because of developing special operations capability in the UPDF that the Al Shabaab were flashed out from their established bases in Mogadishu.



“The Special Forces snipers did a great job in Mogadishu that helped the defeat of Al Shabaab from the Somali city,” he said.
The Commander-In Chief pledged his continued support in the professionalization drive of the UPDF.
While speaking at the pass out ceremony, The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi said the demonstrations are a testimony that the trainees have been given a good foundation on which they can build on and such training speaks loudly to the continued professionalization drive in the UPDF.



The Commander Special Forces Command, Maj Gen Birungi said that the UPDF Special Forces Command has steadily improved in its training on all the five training cycle of Special Forces as done in armies world over.



“SFC is steadily growing in quality and quantity by leaps and bounds. We thank the Commander-In-Chief for his strategic guidance, efforts and contribution,” said Maj Gen James Birungi.

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