Poor Implementation of Military Principles Affecting UPDF-Brig. Kyazze

2835 Views Jinja, Uganda

In short
Kyazze noted that most soldiers train in various courses but fail to implement the skills in their daily activities, which undermines professionalism of the force.

The poor implementation of military principles practiced by armies all over the world has led to the poor performance of Uganda People's Defense Force-UPDF both within the country and on foreign missions, the Deputy Chief of Logistics, Brig. Augustine Kyazze has revealed.    
He was speaking during the graduation ceremony of 72 soldiers following their completion of a four month's course in both regimental quarter master and military transport sergeant at the UPDF School of supply and transport (SOST) in Jinja district on Saturday.

  Kyazze noted that most soldiers train in various courses but fail to implement the skills in their daily activities, which undermines professionalism of the force. 



  He explained that each arm performs basing on the military principles that were laid down by the previous armies, which leads to the disqualification of modern armies from the professional league worldwide if they are violated.    

Citing the example of Somalia where UPDF has carried out peace support operations for the past 12 years, Kyazze says the force has earned the name of great fighters but fallen short when it comes to implementing military principles and classroom knowledge in their respective fields of deployment.  

//Cue in: "our problem, general… 


Cue out…back almost empty,". 




Kyazze noted that the world is no longer bothered about how many courses or education honors one has obtained in life, but the ability to implement skills acquired in classroom is what defines how one is educated.




  //Cue in: "The world today… 



Cue out…go to school,". 




The commandant of SOST, Col. Amos Rutaremwa cited little funding as a hindrance to the maintenance of the fleet of vehicles used for training.


  "The school has an aging fleet of vehicles and the maintenance funds we get of Shillings 500,000 can't maintain the aged vehicles we have," he said.