Brig Felix Busizoori Takes Over As Acting SFC Commander

Brigadier General Felix Busizoori has taken over the Command of the elite Special Force Command.

He replaces Brig Gen. Peter Candia who has been sent on course as the National Defence College by the Commander in Chief, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Brig Busizoori was handed over the office on Wednesday by Brig Candia during a ceremony held at the SFC headquarters in Entebbe and was presided over by the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Wilson Mbadi.

In his speech, CDF Gen Mbadi urged UPDF to maintain maximum discipline and adhered to the Military doctrine as they continue serving the nation.

Brig Candia had earlier on served as the deputy SFC Commander before being appointed the over all Commander of the elite unit of the UPDF responsible for the security of the President of Uganda and members of the first family.

And Brig Felix Busizoori was appointed his deputy.

Who is Brig Felix Busizoori?

Having joined the UPDF in 1997, Busizoori completed the recruit course in 1998, and a year later in 1999, he completed the Cadet course.

The new deputy SFC commander did a VIP course in 2000, a Political Education and leadership Development Course at NALI, Kyankwanzi in 2006, and a Company Commander’s Course in Jinja, the same year.

Brig Felix Busizoori is the new SFC deputy commander.

In 2007, Brig Busizoori did a Junior Command and Staff Course in Jinja as well as an Intelligence Course, the same year before the Senior Command and Staff Course at Kimaka between 2014 and 2015 and later another course at the United States Army War College between 2017 and 2018.

Having started as an Infantry Platoon Commander in 1999, Brig Busizoori served in the position until 2001 before being elevated to become the second in command for Special Company, a position he served in between 2001 and 2003.

In 2003, he was appointed Officer Commanding Special Company, a position he served in until 2006 when he became an Officer Commanding Detail Company until 2011.

In 2011, Busizoori became the Commanding Officer Marines until 2012 when he became the Director Plans and Strategy, a position he served in for one year until 2013 when he was appointed the Director Operations until 2018.

In 2018, he was appointed the Director Personnel and Administration in the Special Forces Command, a position he has held until last week when he was appointed the deputy SFC commander.

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