Rank insignia of the Ugandan People's Defense Force

The Military ranks of Uganda are the military insignia used by the Uganda People's Defence Force. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Uganda shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom. Uganda is a landlocked country, and does therefore not possess a navy.

Similarly to the armed forces of Kenya and Tanzania, the air forces wears army-styled rank insignia.

Commissioned officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Uganda Uganda
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No equivalent Uganda-Army-OF-9.svg Uganda-Army-OF-8.svg Uganda-Army-OF-7.svg Uganda-Army-OF-6.svg Uganda-Army-OF-5.svg Uganda-Army-OF-4.svg Uganda-Army-OF-3.svg Uganda-Army-OF-2.svg Uganda-Army-OF-1b.svg Uganda-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Uganda Uganda
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No equivalent Uganda-AirForce-OF-9.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-8.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-7.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-6.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-5.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-4.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-3.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-2.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Uganda Uganda
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Uganda-Army-OR-9 Uganda-Army-OR-8 Uganda-Army-OR-7 Uganda-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Uganda-Army-OR-4 Uganda-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

  • Močoch, Pavel (10 March 2013). "Uganda People's Defence Force". uniforminsignia.org. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  • "Insignia". portal.defence.go.ug. Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
Uganda People's Defence Force

The Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF), previously known as the National Resistance Army, is the armed forces of Uganda. From 2007 to 2011, the International Institute for Strategic Studies estimated the UPDF had a total strength of 40,000–45,000 and consisted of land forces and an air wing.After Uganda achieved independence in October 1962, British officers retained most high-level military commands. Ugandans in the rank and file claimed this policy blocked promotions and kept their salaries disproportionately low. These complaints eventually destabilized the armed forces, already weakened by ethnic divisions. Each post-independence regime expanded the size of the army, usually by recruiting from among people of one region or ethnic group, and each government employed military force to subdue political unrest.

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