A.T.M. Zahirul Alam

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Abu Tayeb Muhammad Zahirul Alam
Born 1952 (1952) (age 65)
Boalkhali, Bangladesh
Allegiance  Bangladesh
Service/branch  Bangladesh Army
Rank 09.lt gen Bd.jpgLieutenant General
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Commands held
  • Force Commander of the UNMIL
  • Commandant of the NDC
  • Director of Military Training,Army HQ
Battles/wars

Abu Tayeb Muhammad Zahirul Alam ,rcds, psc, is a retired lieutenant general of Bangladesh Army .He served as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). He was the first officer in Bangladesh army to achieve such high post in the UN Peacekeeping Mission.Previously he was the commandant of the National Defence College,Bangladesh.[1][2][3][4]

Personal life & Education[edit]

He was born in 1952 in Boalkhali, Bangladesh. He is married and has two children.

Alam obtained his master's degree in War Studies from King's College London in 1993 where he was a Chevening Scholar, and has studied at the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

In Army[edit]

He joined the army in 1975 and has served in various capacities. From 1998 to 2000, he was Director of Military Training at the Army headquarters. During 2001-2003 ,he served as Division Commander. Prior to his appointment as Force Commander of UNMIL , he was serving as Commandant of the National Defence College, from 04 Jan 2004 to 12 Jun 2008.[1]

UN mission[edit]

From 1994 to 1996, he commanded a mechanized infantry battalion within the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM). He was appointed as Force commander of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in October 2008.[2]

Post retirement[edit]

After retirement Zahirul joined as president of seven member executive committee of Chevening Society of Bangladesh.[5] He served as Chairman of Audit Committee of United Commercial Bank.[6] He was chef de mission of Bangladesh contingent for Rio Olympics.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Defence CollegeMission and Vision |". ndc.gov.bd. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b "SECRETARY-GENERAL INTENDS TO APPOINT LIEUTENANT GENERAL A.T.M. ZAHIRUL ALAM OF BANGLADESH FORCE COMMANDER OF UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN LIBERIA | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases". www.un.org. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  3. ^ "“We Must Redouble Our Efforts” – UN Envoy in Liberia Urges Peacekeepers as She Honors Them | NewLiberian.com". newliberian.com. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  4. ^ "First athlete flies today". The Daily Star. 2016-07-31. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Zahirul president, Halim general secretary of CSB". The Daily Star. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  6. ^ "UCB - United We Achieve". www.ucb.com.bd. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  7. ^ "News Details". www.bssnews.net. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 

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