JOINING THE UPDF

The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) is continually recruiting new personnel, and a wide range of roles are available for both commissioned officers and other ranks. Please monitor our website regularly for announcements regarding recruitment dates and vacancies, which will be advertised on this page.

Requirements

  • MUST be citizen of Uganda holding the original National Identity Card.
  • MUST be in good health and medically fit ready to undergo check-ups and road run.
  • Should be between the age of 18-25 or 18-30 if he/she is to enlist as a regular or professional respectively.
  • MUST be single with no children to avoid family distractions.
  • Regular recruits should possess a minimum education of S.4 or S.6 with bias in science subjects such as physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  • Professionals should be holders of Degrees/or Diplomas in Medicine, Engineering, Chemistry, Education or possess qualifications in vocational skills.
  • MUST be of good character and supported by letters from LCs and GISOs.

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