Ivan Koreta

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Ivan Koreta
Ivan Koreta Atlas Drop 11, Soroti, Uganda, April 2011.jpg
Ivan Koreta (left)
Born 1964 (age 50–51)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Munyankole
Citizenship Uganda
Occupation Military Officer
Years active 1977 — present
Known for Military Matters
Home town Mbarara
Religion Christian

Lieutenant General Ivan Koreta, is a Ugandan military officer and diplomat. He previously served as the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces (DCDF), the second-highest position the Ugandan military. He served in that capacity from 2005 until 2013, when was replaced by Lieutenant General Charles Angina.[1] He also concurrently served as the Chairman of the General Court Martial, the second-highest military court in Uganda. He served in that capacity between 2006 and 2009.[2]


Ivan Koreta was born in 1964 in Mbarara District.[3]


While still in his teens, he attended military training in Mozambique, as a member of FRONASA, a guerilla group led by Yoweri Museveni. He participated in the war that removed Idi Amin from power in 1979. When Museveni formed the National Resistance Army (NRA) in 1981, Ivan Koreta joined him. During that war, referred to as the Ugandan Bush War, he became a battalion commander in the NRA. His military unit, the 13th NRA Battalion, was tasked to guard the Kampala-Gulu Highway at Matugga, during the battle to capture Kampala, the capital of Uganda, in April 1986.[4]

Military career[edit]

Over the years, since the National Resistance Army captured power and was subsequently transformed into the Uganda People's Defence Force, Ivan Koreta has served in various roles including the following:[5]

Other responsibilities[edit]

General Koreta led a Ugandan peace-keeping force to Liberia in the late 1990s.

Personal details[edit]

General Ivan Koreta is married with 20 children. He is of the Anglican faith.

See also[edit]

Succession table as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Non Existent
Before - 2005
Deputy Chief of Defence Forces
Succeeded by
Charles Angina


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