Bangladesh Naval Academy
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|Bangladesh Naval Academy|
BNA main gate
|Location||Patenga, Chittagong, Bangladesh|
The Bangladesh Naval Academy is situated at the mouth of the Karnaphuli River at Patenga, Chittagong, Bangladesh. It was established in 1976 at the premises of the Marine Academy at Juludia, Chittagong, later shifted to BNS ISSA KHAN in Chittagong to train the cadets of the Bangladesh Navy. The Academy shifted to its present location in 1988.
All Cadets of the Bangladesh Navy undergo 10 weeks Joint Services training in Bangladesh Military Academy with the Army and Air force Cadets. In the Bangladesh Naval Academy they continue for another 15 months training till they become Midshipman. The Midshipmen are sent to ships for 6 months Sea Training. After sea training i.e. after 2 years of training they are commissioned in the Bangladesh Navy in the rank of Acting Sub Lieutenant. Officers are also awarded with the Bachelor of Science degree as they graduate from the Academy with the affiliation of Bangladesh University of Professionals (Bangladesh). It is the one of the technologically advanced military training institutes in Bangladesh that offers professional academic degrees. Its functions and roles are similar to United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. And sends its extraordinary students occasionally to United States Naval Academy for further advanced courses.
Many foreign cadets like Palestinians, Sir-Lankan, Maldivian and Qatari, etc. are trained in BNA There are four wings in the Academy namely; Professional wing, academic wing, training and administrative wing. Junior Staff Course (JSC) is also conducted at BNA under JSC Wing. There are 3 Divisions in Academy, namely, Foc's'l, Main Top and Quarter Deck. Presently, Commodore M Nazmul Hassan, (N),ncc, psc, BN is the Commandant of BNA.
The Academy has produced many distinguished naval officers among them present CNS is the second CNS to be trained in BNA.
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