Lieutenant General Wilson Mbasu Mbadi (above) is has been appointed the new CDF. President Yoweri Museveni recently dropped Gen. David Muhoozi and appointed him as Minister of State for Internal Affairs.
Lt.Gen.Mbadi, this senior officer was the Deputy Chief Of Defence Forces and Inspector General of the UPDF. He was appointed to that position in January 2017.
Meanwhile, previously from May 2013 until January 2017, he served as the Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF.
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 Sandhurst, 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) at Karen, Kenya.
In 2005, he successfully completed a Diploma course in Strategic Studies at the University of Nairobi.
In 2007, 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.