Chief of Army Staff (Bangladesh)

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Chief of Staff of the Bangladesh Army
CAS
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Incumbent
General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq

since 25 June 2015
Bangladesh Army
Seat Army HQ, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Appointer The President and PM of Bangladesh
Formation 12 April, 1971
First holder General M. A. G. Osmani
Website Official Website

Chief of Army Staff (abbreviated as CAS) of Bangladesh Army also known as 'army chief' is the professional head of the Bangladesh Army. The current CAS is General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq .[1] The first army chief was General M. A. G. Osmani.

The Chief of Army Staff functions from the Army Headquarters, which is located in the Dhaka Cantonment.

List of former Chiefs of Army staff[edit]

# Name Photo Term Began Term Ended Decoration Unit of Commission Commission category
1st General M A G Osmani 12 April 1971 6 April 1972 Bir Uttom Army Service Corps (Indian) Mukti Bahini Chief
2nd Major General Kazi M Shafiullah KM Shafiullah.png 7 April 1972 24 August 1975 Bir Uttom East Bengal Regiment BDF War Commander 1971
3rd Major General Ziaur Rahman Ziaur Rahman 1979.jpg 24 August 1975 3 November 1975 Bir Uttom East Bengal Regiment BDF War Commander 1971
4th Major General Khaled Mosharraf Khaled Mosharraf.jpg 3 November 1975 7 November 1975 Bir Uttom East Bengal Regiment BDF War Commander 1971
5th Lieutenant General Ziaur Rahman Ziaur Rahman 1979.jpg 7 November 1975 28 Apr 1978 Bir Uttom East Bengal Regiment BDF War Commander 1971
6th Lieutenant General Hussain Mohammad Ershad Lieutenant General Hussain Mohammad Ershad 29 Apr 1978 30 Aug 1986 psc East Bengal Regiment Repatriated
7th Lieutenant General Atiqur Rahman Atiqur Rahman.png 31 Aug 1986 30 August 1990 Regiment of Artillery Repatriated
8th Lieutenant General Nuruddin Khan Aug 1990 Aug 1994 East Bengal Repatriated
9th Lieutenant General Abu Saleh Mohammad Nasim Aug 1994 Aug 1996 Bir Bikram East Bengal Regiment BDF Officer 1971
10th Lieutenant General Muhammad Mahbubur Rahman May 1996 December 1997 East Bengal Repatriated
11th General Mustafizur Rahman 24 December 1997 23 December 2000 Bir Protik East Bengal Freedom Fighter
12th Lieutenant General M Harun-Ar-Rashid 24 December 2000 15 June 2002 Bir Protik East Bengal Regiment BDF Officer 1971
13th Lieutenant General Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury 16 June 2002 15 June 2005 awc, psc Frontier Force Regiment (Pakistani) Repatriated
14th General Moeen U Ahmed General Moeen U Ahmed 16 June 2005 15 June 2009 ndc, psc East Bengal Regiment After independence
15th General Md Abdul Mubeen 16 June 2009 25 June 2012 ndc, psc East Bengal Regiment After independence
16th General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan 26 June 2012 25 June 2015 psc East Bengal Regiment After independence
17th General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq 26 June 2015 present ndc,psc Armoured Corps After independence

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/gen-belal-new-army-chief-95197