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UPDF 2 INFANTRY DIVISION

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Last updated May 31, 2016

Uganda Military Academy (UMA) straddles MUBENDE and KYENJONJO districts and is primarily situated in Kabamba sub-county, in the outer region of KASAMBYA municipality.  UMA falls under the KABAMBA cantonment and shares her training ground of just under 30 square miles, with the Armoured Warfare Training school, Kalama.

UMA, KABAMBA, is the UPDF Officer initial training centre.  At UMA, UPDF officers are trained to take on the responsibilities of leading soldiers.  Most UPDF officers, including late entry officers, who were previously non commissioned officers (NCOS), as well as some officers from Allied countries, in Africa, are trained at UMA. 

Uganda Military Academy (UMA) was established in 1962, immediately after independence and 1st Uganda Riffle Battalion was broken down into five companies; A, B, C, D, and Training Company.  The training company then created the School Of Infantry (SOI).  The main role of SOI, thereafter, was to prepare trainees for the cadet course in Royal Military Academy SAND HURST, for the subsequent two years.  In 1964, however, SOI conducted its first Officer Cadet Course.  In 1965 SOI started to conduct Younger Officers Course, the Regimental Accounts Course, as well as Drill and Duty Courses. 

In 1973, SOI moved its home to KABAMBA, where it stayed until 1979, when it returned to JINJA, after the liberation war.  In 2000, SOI was renamed Jinja Military Academy (JMA).  In 2005 JMA conducted an Officer Basic Course.  In 2006, JMA conducted a Younger Officers Course in BIHANGA and KALAMA.  In 2006/07 JMA conducted a Cadet course in BUTIABA.

In November 2007, JMA shifted from JINJA to their present home, KABAMBA in quest for more training space.   JMA then came to be known as Uganda Military Academy (UMA) and was mandated to run the Officer Cadet, Platoon Commanders and Officer Basic Courses.  To-date, UMA has overseen the running and completion of Eleven Cadet Courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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