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Charles Angina

Charles Angina

Ugandan Army Officer
Charles Angina
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Ugandan Army Officer
Is Politician Military personnel Officer
From Uganda
Type Military Politics
Gender male
Birth 29 March 1962, Bukedea District, Eastern Region, Uganda
Age: 58 years
Star sign AriesAries
Residence Kampala, Kampala District, Central Region, Uganda
The details


Charles Angina (born 29 March 1962) is a lieutenant general in the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF). His title is the "deputy chief of defence forces of Uganda" (DCDF), the second-highest military position within the UPDF. He was appointed to that position in May 2013, replacing General Ivan Koreta, who was appointed an ambassador.


He was born in Bukedea District, Teso sub-region, in the Eastern Region of Uganda.

Military training

Angina joined the UPDF in 1983. Following a one-year officer cadet course, he was commissioned in 1985. He attended several military courses, including:

  • National Defense Course, China in 1998
  • Command and General Staff Course (CGSC), United States in 2000
  • Course on Military and Media in a Democracy, University of Kansas in 2000
  • Joint Tactical Command Course, China
  • Combined Platoon Commander Course, North Korea.

Military career

Early in his military career, he served as an Aide de Camp. He went on to serve as an Intelligence Officer, Platoon Commander, Operational Intelligence Officer Combined Mobile Forces and as 4th Division Intelligence Officer. From there, he served as Operations Coordinator 2nd Division, then he served as the 305th Brigade Commander and as Commander of the 2nd Division, after that.

During the Ituri conflict, Angina served as the sector commander of the Ituri region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He then became sector commander Basankusu during Operation Safe Haven in the DRC.

From there he served a military adviser in Tanzania. He then transferred to the Embassy of Uganda in Washington, D. C. as the military attache. He was then appointed chairman of the General Court Martial of the UPDF. He also has served as chief of staff of land forces in the UPDF.

Other responsibilities

He is a Member of Parliament, representing the UPDF. He is a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Privileges and Discipline.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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