President Museveni the Chief in Command of forces in Uganda has appointed Brig. Gen Peter Chandia, as the acting commander of Special Forces Command (SFC), a specialized elite unit of the UPDF. Prior to his promotion, Brig-Gen Chandia was the deputy Commander SFC.
The Special Forces Command was originally the National Resistance Army (NRA’s) High Command Unit escort force, then later, Presidential Protection Unit, Presidential Guard Brigade, and now the Special Forces Command.
The unit is responsible for the security of the President of Uganda, his immediate family, the constitutional monarchs and vital national installations, including the country’s oil fields.
Gen. Chandia replaces Lt Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who has been SFC commander since December 2020 when he was appointed and today he starts his new tour of duty as commandant of UPDF Land Forces.
The SFC is mandated to develop and operate a powerful and versatile special operations force that is situated within the unique Ugandan way of war and is responsive to the requirements of the UPDF and the nation.
Over the years, SFC has graduated from a V.I.P. Protection Force into a crucial component of the strategic defense structure of the country alongside the Reserve Forces Command.