Field marshal (Uganda)

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Field marshal
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Idi Amin (pictured in August 1973).
Country Uganda
Service branchUgandan Armed Forces
RankFive-star rank
NATO rank codeOF-10
Non-NATO rankO-11
Formation17 July 1975
Next higher rankNone
Next lower rankGeneral

The rank of Field marshal is a five-star rank in the military of Uganda. President Idi Amin was the commander-in-chief of the Ugandan Armed Forces (present-day Uganda People's Defence Force, UPDF), awarding himself the rank of field marshal on 17 July 1975.[1] Presently, the highest ranking individual in the UPDF is President Yoweri Museveni, who uses the rank of general.

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  1. ^ "Notes on People". The New York Times. July 17, 1975. Retrieved March 31, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)