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