Uganda Junior Staff College
|Uganda Junior Staff College|
|Commandant||Lieutenant Colonel Dick Olum|
|Location||Jinja, Jinja District, Uganda|
The Uganda Junior Staff College, is a staff college in Uganda, East Africa. Typically, graduates are commanders in the Uganda People's Defence Force. Other African countries also send their cadets to the college for training.
The junior staff college is located in Qaddafi Barracks, in the city of Jinja, approximately 87 kilometres (54 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital city. The coordinates of the college are:00 27 00N, 33 12 18E (Latitude:0.4500; Longitude:33.2050).
The creation of the Uganda Junior Staff College was first announced by the Chief of Defense Forces, Aronda Nyakairima, in February 2006. In May 2006, the college graduated its pioneer class of 39 military officers. Uganda Junior Staff College was officially commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Uganda People's Defense Force.
The college aims to train middle military commanders in various areas of expertise to acquire skills that are needed to lead others in battle and in peace-keeping missions. Subjects include International Humanitarian Law, French, Basic Military Intelligence and the Pre-Senior Command and Staff Course, for those destined for higher command responsibilities.
- Uganda People's Defence Force
- National Resistance Army
- Uganda Military Academy
- Uganda Senior Command and Staff College
- List of military schools in Uganda