Md Abdul Mubeen

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General Md Abdul Mubeen, ndc, psc
Born 1955
Chittagong, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)[1]
Allegiance Bangladesh
Service/branch Bangladesh Army
Years of service 1976-
Rank General
Commands held Jessore GOC
Chittagong GOC
Principal Staff Officer
15th Chief of Army Staff

General Md Abdul Mubeen took over as the chief of army staff of Bangladesh Army on 15 June 2009[2] replacing General Moeen U Ahmed who finished his four-year tenure of service and retired. Mubeen was promoted to the rank of general from lieutenant general with effect from that day. Gen Mubeen served as GOC in Jessore and Chittagong and on June 4 in 2008, he was made Principal Staff Officer to the Armed Forces Division.

Education and Appointment[edit]

He was a student of Mirzapur Cadet College. He was commissioned at the Regiment of Infantry of Bangladesh Army on 30 November 1976.[1][3] General Mubeen is a graduate of both Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) and National Defence College (NDC) at Mirpur, Dhaka.[3]

Career[edit]

General Mubeen served in various capacities at a battalion level, including commanding two Infantry Battalions and an Infantry Brigade. At the staff level, he served as Brigade Major (Operation Staff) in an Independent Infantry Brigade Headquarters, General Staff Officer First Grade (Operation Staff) in Infantry Division Headquarters and in Bangladesh Military Academy, Private Secretary to the Chief of Army Staff and Director of Military Training Directorate at the Army Headquarters.[3]

The General also held the important appointment of Director General of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and Principal Staff Officer (PSO), Prime Minister’s Office, Armed Forces Division (AFD). He was Commandant of the Defence Services Command & Staff College.[3]

He has commanded two Infantry Divisions, Jessore and Chittagong,[2] as the General Officer Commanding (GOC). In the international platform, the General rendered his service as a peacekeeper in the capacity of Chief of Staff (Northern Region) in United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMUZ).

As an army officer, General Mubeen has completed various training programs and attended workshops and seminars in at least 15 countries, including India and China.[3]

Positions Held[edit]

As Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army, General Mubeen holds various positions outside his direct office, including President of Bangladesh Olympic Association and Kurmitola Golf Club and Chairman of the army-controlled Trust Bank Ltd.[1][3]

Personal life[edit]

General Mubeen is married to Syeda Sharifa Khanom, and have two sons and a daughter. His elder son is a third generation army officer; General Mubeen's father was an army officer as well.[3]

He enjoys golfing as a pastime, and was a decorated player in the Army Hockey Team during his early days.[3]

Preceded by
General Moeen U Ahmed
Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army
15 June 2009 ~ 25th June 2012
Succeeded by
General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bangladesh Olympic Association - Biodata, President". Bangladesh Olympic Association. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Gen Mubeen takes over army". The Daily Star. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Chairman's Biography". Trust Bank Limited. Retrieved 8 April 2011.