David Muhoozi

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David Muhoozi
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Born1965 (age 53–54)
ResidenceKampala, Uganda
Alma materMakerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Undisclosed Institution
(MA in International Affairs
Uganda Military Academy
(Officer Cadet Course)
Tanzania Military Academy
(Company Commander's Course)
Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College
(Senior Command and Staff Course)
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
(Senior Commander's Course)
Naval Postgraduate School
(Senior International Defense Course)
OccupationLawyer & Military Officer
Years active1985 - present
Known forMilitary Matters
Home townMbarara

General David Rubakuba Muhoozi is a Ugandan lawyer and army officer. He currently serves as the Chief of Defense Forces of the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF), the highest rank in the Ugandan military. He was appointed to that position on 9 January 2017, replacing General Edward Katumba Wamala, who was appointed State minister for works .[1][2][3]

Background and education[edit]

David Muhoozi was born in Mbarara District in 1965. Muhoozi holds the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), obtained from Makerere University, Uganda's largest and oldest public university. He also obtained the Diploma in Legal Practice, from the Law Development Center, in Kampala, Uganda. His degree of Master of Arts in International Affairs was obtained from an institution yet to be revealed.[4]

Military training[edit]

He attended the Uganda Military Academy, back when it was still located in Jinja, for his Officer Cadet course. He then attended the Company Commander course at Monduli, Tanzania in 1998. He followed that with the Senior Command and Staff College course in Ghana. Following that, he was admitted to the Royal College of Defence Studies.

Over the years, he has also attended the following military courses: (1) A Professional Security Course in Israel (2) An Executive Course for Senior African Military Leaders in Beijing, China (3) An Internal Crisis Management Course in Ghana (4) An International Peace Support Operations (IPSO) Course at Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre in Ghana (5) A Defense Management Course in Ghana and (6) A Senior International Defense Course at the Naval Postgraduate School, California, United States of America, California, USA.

Military career[edit]

He joined the army in 1985 and was commissioned on April 21, 1989. He then served as Defense Counsel for the General Court Martial. In 1997, he was assigned to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), as Staff Officer General Duties, serving in that role for the next four years.

Over the years, he has served in these positions within the UPDF: (1) Base Commander, Entebbe Air Force Base (2) Chief Of Staff, UPDF Air Force (3) Commander of Air Defense Division - Nakasongola Air Force Base (4) Commander of the Armored Brigade - Masaka and (5) Brigade Commander, Motorized Infantry Brigade - Nakasongola[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kasasira, Risdel (29 August 2013). "General Muhoozi Inspects UPDF Troops In Somalia". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  2. ^ Kiggundu, Edris (24 May 2013). "Museveni Drops General Aronda; General Katumba, Brigadier David Muhoozi Promoted". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  3. ^ Bwambale, Taddeo (10 January 2017). "Muhoozi replaces Katumba as army chief". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  4. ^ Kakaire, Sulaiman (29 May 2013). "New Army Big Wigs: Who Are They?". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  5. ^ Vision Reporter (27 March 2008). "Museveni stresses discipline in UPDF". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 10 November 2017.

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