Gleeson settled in Kitgum District in 1991. While there, Irene supported thousands of needy children with free medication, education and food. She reached out to orphans, disadvantaged children and ex-child fighters from Kitgum and neighbouring districts across Acholi sub-region. Irene lost a battle to cancer in July 2013.
They are part of the 2,000 personnel to be recruited under the 4th Division Army barracks to form part of the 13,000 recruits expected from across the country, in the drive that will run to the end of the month.