Junior Command and Staff College was established in 1989 on the initiative of the Commander In Chief of the UPDF and the President of Uganda HE YK Museveni. The first course was conducted in Mbuya Military Barracks in Kampala the same year. The college relocated to its present location Jinja Gaddafi Barracks in 1990 following the need for space and conducive environment for training.
The college is established as the premier intermediate level training institution for all Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). It is established to educate officers in the art of leadership, tactics and integrated all arms operations at battlegroup level.