An elite unit from the UPDF Special Forces Command completed an arduous one year pre-mission counter-terrorism training program yesterday that was conducted by the US Navy Seals.
The graduation at Sera Kasenyi Special Forces Training School near Entebbe involved a commando force that has seen a lot of operational duty.
It will augment, through special operations, the work of other regular African Union Mission troops deployed in Somalia to combat Al Shabaab, the terrorist organization that is based in that horn of Africa nation.
The Commander of the UPDF Special Forces, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, presided over the event.
He was joined by his counterpart from the US Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA), Brig. Gen. Bolduc and a team from US Special Forces Seal Team Ten that conducted the training program.
“I congratulate you for successfully completing the training program. Our forces have achieved a lot in the mission area ever since the inception of the joint combined exchange training (JCET) program with our close partners from the United States, however, we should not rest on our laurels. We should be vigilant and alert because the enemy is constantly evolving his methods and techniques,” said Brig. Muhoozi to the visibly animated soldiers.