Chief of Air Staff (Bangladesh)

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Chief of the Staff of Bangladesh Air Force
বিমান বাহিনী প্রধান
Air Force Ensign of Bangladesh.svg
Flag of the Bangladesh Air Force
Incumbent
Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat,BBP, OSP, ndu, psc

since June 12, 2018
 Bangladesh Air Force
Reports toThe Prime Minister
SeatAir Force Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka, Bangladesh
AppointerThe Prime Minister
with advice and consent of the President
Constituting instrumentAir Force Act, 1953 (Act No. VI of 1953)
FormationApril 07,1972
First holderAir Vice Marshal A K Khandker
DeputyAssistant Chief of Air Staff
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Chief Of Air Staff (abbreviated as COAS) (Bengali: বিমান বাহিনী প্রধান; Biman Bahini Pradhan) is the professional head and highest appointment of the Bangladesh Air Force. Only pilots (officers from GDP branch) get this post. The appointment is held by a four-star air officer and the current COAS is Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat.[1][2]Prior to 2016, from 2007 the appointment was held by an Air Marshal (three-star air officer) and from 1972 to 2007 COAS's rank was Air Vice Marshal.

List of Chiefs of Air Staff[edit]

Chief of Air Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1
Abdul Karim Khandker BU, psa
Khandker, AbdulAir Vice Marshal
Abdul Karim Khandker BU, psa
(born 1930)
April 7, 1972October 15, 19753 years, 191 days
2
Muhammad Ghulam Tawab SJ, SBT, psa
Tawab, MuhammadAir Vice Marshal
Muhammad Ghulam Tawab SJ, SBT, psa
(1930–1999)
October 15, 1975April 30, 1976198 days
3
Khademul Bashar BU, TBT
Bashar, KhademulAir Vice Marshal
Khademul Bashar BU, TBT
(1935–1976)
May 1, 1976September 1, 1976 †123 days
4
Abdul Gafoor Mahmud TBT, psa
Mahmud, AbdulAir Vice Marshal
Abdul Gafoor Mahmud TBT, psa
(born 1933)
September 5, 1976December 8, 19771 year, 94 days
5
Sadruddin Mohammad Hossain BP
Hossain, SadruddinAir Vice Marshal
Sadruddin Mohammad Hossain BP
(born 1941)
December 9, 1977July 22, 19813 years, 225 days
6
Sultan Mahmud BU
Mahmud, SultanAir Vice Marshal
Sultan Mahmud BU
(born 1940)
July 23, 1981July 22, 19875 years, 364 days
7
Momtaz Uddin Ahmed psc
Ahmed, MomtazAir Vice Marshal
Momtaz Uddin Ahmed psc
(born 1941)
July 23, 1987June 4, 19913 years, 316 days
8
Altaf Hossain Chowdhury ndu, psc
Chowdhury, AltafAir Vice Marshal
Altaf Hossain Chowdhury ndu, psc
(born 1941)
June 4, 1991June 3, 19953 years, 364 days
9
Jamal Uddin Ahmed ndc, bems, psc
Ahmed, JamalAir Marshal
Jamal Uddin Ahmed ndc, bems, psc
(born 1943)
June 4, 1995June 3, 20015 years, 364 days
10
Mohammad Rafiqul Islam ndu, psc
Islam, MohammadAir Vice Marshal
Mohammad Rafiqul Islam ndu, psc
[3]
June 4, 2001April 8, 2002308 days
11
Fakhrul Azam ndc, psc
Azam, FakhrulAir Vice Marshal
Fakhrul Azam ndc, psc
April 8, 2002April 7, 20074 years, 364 days
12
Shah Mohammad Ziaur Rahman ndc, fawc, psc
Rahman, ShahAir Marshal
Shah Mohammad Ziaur Rahman ndc, fawc, psc
(born 1955)
April 8, 2007June 12, 20125 years, 66 days
13
Muhammad Enamul Bari BBP, ndu, psc
Bari, EnamulAir Marshal
Muhammad Enamul Bari BBP, ndu, psc
June 13, 2012June 12, 20152 years, 364 days
14
Abu Esrar BBP, ndc, acsc
Esrar, AbuAir Chief Marshal
Abu Esrar BBP, ndc, acsc
(born 1961)
June 12, 2015June 12, 20183 years, 0 days
15
Masihuzzaman Serniabat BBP, OSP, ndu, psc
Serniabat, MasihuzzamanAir Chief Marshal
Masihuzzaman Serniabat BBP, OSP, ndu, psc
(born 1962)
June 12, 2018Incumbent359 days

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BN, BAF chiefs rank upgraded". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ "New Air Force chief Abu Esrar gets rank of Air Marshal". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.baf.mil.bd/?page_id=39