The Commander of SFC, Brig Don Nabasa, has presided over yet another pass out of 134 soldiers who successfully completed a six month course in martial arts with skills in marksmanship, at Amilcar Cabral Airborne School (ACAS) in Nakasongola on the 17th April 2018.
The SFC is a specialized component of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF), tasked with carrying out special missions in support of national military objectives. The outsized Special Forces guard the presidency, state guests and other Very Very Important Persons (VVIPs) as well key strategic national installations, including the oil fields.
According to Global security org., The SFC is a specialized component of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) tasked with carrying out specialized missions or operations at a moment’s notice. The SFC while conducting its operations coordinates closely with the two main arms or services of the UPDF, that is, the Land Forces and the Air Forces.
In his remarks, Brig Nabasa said that in order to successfully conduct military duties, one must be disciplined, focused and above all, ideologically upright. This is the same message he passed on to SFC trainees undergoing political Education and Leadership course.
“UPDF is charged with the responsibility of protecting the country from any threat therefore, troops ought to handle missions and tasks in accordance with the requirements of the state as opposed to individual soldiers’ interests, he warned.
The Brig encouraged the troops to take on more courses (trainings) to enable them grow through ranks. He however, cautioned against mingling with bad elements something he said will not be tolerated in the force.
A total of 07 officers and 382 men of the Special Forces Command (SFC) were passed out at different SFC training schools after completion of their courses.
Meanwhile on Wednesday 18, April, 2018 at Sera Kasenyi Training School (SKTS) in Entebbe, the Deputy Commander of SFC, Col Vincent Senfuka, witnessed yet another batch of 249 students on Special Unit Tactics (SUT) and Protection of Very Very Important Persons’ (VVIPs) course pass out after months of intense training.
Col Ssenfuka was pleased to note that 95% of the troops had mastered weapon handling techniques, a prerequisite for every militant in the UPDF. “the troops’ presentation and display was reasonable” he added.
He strongly warned soldiers against leading reckless and disruptive lifestyle and also called on them to maintain the strategic relationship that exists between the civilian community and the defence forces since they are allies.