CJTF-HOA Commander visits Uganda, attends historic UPDF graduation

Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, the Deputy Chief of Uganda People’s Defense Force (middle) greets Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David Furness (right) for an office call during a recent visit to an historic UPDF engineering course graduation at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center, based in Jinja, Uganda. The two military leaders, along with Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center commandant Maj. Gen. James Nnkibus Lakara (far left) discussed shared interests, including partnership opportunities for future courses. In the latest iteration of the engineering course, UPDF trainers were advised by U.S. Marine Corps partners from the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (Courtesy photo by Uganda Army Lt. Col. Nelson Aheebwa)
Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, the Deputy Chief of Uganda People’s Defense Force (middle) greets Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David Furness (right) for an office call during a recent visit to an historic UPDF engineering course graduation at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center, based in Jinja, Uganda. The two military leaders, along with Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center commandant Maj. Gen. James Nnkibus Lakara (far left) discussed shared interests, including partnership opportunities for future courses. In the latest iteration of the engineering course, UPDF trainers were advised by U.S. Marine Corps partners from the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (Courtesy photo by Uganda Army Lt. Col. Nelson Aheebwa)
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