Presidend Yoweri Museveni who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces has appointed Maj Gen Paul Lokech as the new UPDFAF chief of staff to take over from Maj Gen James Birungi who was recently appointed SFC commander.
The appointment was announced by Brig Richard Karemire the defense spokesman in a tweet Thursday evening.
Gen Lokech has previously served as the Alison Contingent commander in Somalia and recently as the commander Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center in Jinja.
In the mini-reshuffle, Brig Bob Ogik has also been appointed Deputy Commandant Senior Command and Staff College-Kimaka while Brig Winston Byaruhanga is appointed Commandant Junior Staff College-Jinja.
Meanwhile Maj Gen Lokech has been replaced by Brig Peter Omolla as Commander Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre.