Wilson Mbadi

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Wilson Mbadi
Born (1962-06-10) 10 June 1962 (age 55)
Kasese District, Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Air War College
(Masters in Strategic Studies)
University of Nairobi
(Diploma in Strategic Studies)
Occupation Military Officer
Years active 1986 - present
Known for Military Matters
Home town Kasese

Major General Wilson Mbasu Mbadi is a senior military officer in the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF). He currently serves as the Deputy Commander of the Defence Forces in the UPDF. He was appointed to that position in January 2017, replacing Lieutenant General Charles Angina, who became Deputy Commander of Operation Wealth Creation.


He was born on 10 June 1962 in Kasese District.

Military education[edit]

Wilson Mbadi joined the Uganda military in 1986. In 1991, he was commissioned, following the completion of a one-year Officer Cadet course at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in the United Kingdom. While at Sandhurt, he graduated at the top of his class. In 1992, he attended the Platoon Commander's Course at the Uganda School of Infantry, at that time located in Jinja. In 1994, he attended the Uganda Junior Staff College, also at Jinja.

In 1998, Mbadi attended the Mobile International Defence Management Course, in Lusaka, Zambia. Also in 1998, he attended the Company Command Course in Tanzania. In 2001, he attended the Combat Group Command Course at Armored Corps Center and School, in Ahmadnagar, India, doing very well. In 2004, he attended the Senior Command and Staff Course at National Defence College, Kenya (NDCK). Also in 2004, Wilson Mbadi completed the Peace Support Operations Course (PSTC-DSC), at NDCK in Karen, Kenya.

In 2005, he successfully completed a Diploma course in Strategic Studies at the University of Nairobi. In 2006, he graduated with a master's degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, United States of America.[1]

Military career[edit]

From 1987 until 1989, he served as an Instructor to Non-commissioned officers at the Kabamba Military Complex. In 1991, he was the Officer in charge of Career Planning. He then served as the Director of Supplies and Brigade Logistics Officer. In 2001, he served as the Director of Staff, at the Junior Command and Staff college in Jinja. Between 2002 and 2003, he served as the Armoured Brigade Operations and Training Officer. In 2004, he commanded the Armoured Brigade, in an acting capacity. In 2005, the took full command of the 507 Brigade. In 2007, he became Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the President of Uganda, serving in that capacity until 2012. In 2012, he was appointed Commander of the 4th Division of UPDF, based in Gulu. In May 2013, he was appointed Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF.[2][3]n January 2017, he was appointed to his current position as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces[4] of the UPDF.

Other responsibilities[edit]

Major General Wilson Mbadi is married with children. He is of the Christian faith.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff Reporter, . (1 June 2013). "Museveni Grooming Mbadi for Army Commander?". ChimpReports.Com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Kakaire, Sulaiman (29 May 2013). "The Military Career of Wilson Mbasu Mbadi". The Observer, Uganda (Kampala). Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Staff Reporter, . (1 June 2013). "The Work History of Major General Wilson Mbadi". ChimpReports.Com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Full List of appointed and dropped officials in the UPDF top officials Reshuffle — Blizz Uganda". Blizz Uganda. 2017-01-10. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Fredrick Mugisha
As Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF
Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF
2013 - present
Succeeded by
As Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF