Bangladesh Naval Academy
BNA Main Gate
|Type||Govt. military college|
|Commandant||Commodore Golam Sadeq, (G),ncc, psc, BN|
|Location||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. Yuri V Redkin, a Soviet Union navy sailor who died clearing mines left from the Bangladesh Liberation war in Chittagong port, is buried here.
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 3 years of training they are commissioned in the Bangladesh Navy in the rank of 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). In 2014 the Academy has introduced 04 years BSc(Hons) in Maritime Science and BBA in Logistics and Management under Bangladesh University of Professionals.
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 Golam Sadeq, (G),ncc, psc, BN is the Commandant of BNA.
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