Lieutenant general (Bangladesh)

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Lieutenant general
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The insignia for the rank of lieutenant general is the shapla (water lily) taken from the Bangladesh coat of arms, above a pip and crossed sword and baton.
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Country  Bangladesh
Service branch Bangladesh Army
Abbreviation Lieutenant General
Rank Three-star
NATO rank OF-8
Non-NATO rank O-9
Next higher rank General
Next lower rank Major general
Equivalent ranks

Lieutenant general (abbreviated as Lt. Gen. and in contraction simply known as 'general') is a senior rank in the Bangladesh Army. It is the second-highest active rank of the Bangladesh Army and was created as a direct equivalent of the British military rank of lieutenant general. It is also considered a 3 star rank. Till 2007 it was the highest rank in the Bangladesh Armed Forces as all chiefs of army staff held this rank and navy and air chiefs were of two-star ranks.

Lieutenant general is a higher rank than major general, but lower than general. Lieutenant general is the equivalent of vice admiral in the Bangladesh Navy and air marshal in the Bangladesh Air Force. Ziaur Rahman was the first person to hold this rank as prior to him first army chief K M Shafiullah was Major-General and M. A. G. Osmani (retired as a Colonel from the Pakistan Army in 1967) was made full general on the basis of jump-step promotion (Battlefield promotion) during the 1971 liberation war.

Insignia[edit]

The insignia for the rank of lieutenant general is the shapla (water lily) taken from the Bangladesh coat of arms, above a pip and crossed sword and baton since 2013 before pip was used for full general rank insignia and this rank had only shapla. Lieutenant Generals wear three-star badge in collars, in addition to their standard insignia.

Current Bangladeshi lieutenant generals[edit]

The currently designated posts for lieutenant generals are the positions of Chief of General Staff, Quartermaster General, Principle Staff Officer, GOC of ARTDOC and Commandant of the National Defence College.[1][2][3][4][5]

Organization Position Name
Army HQ Chief of General Staff Md Nazimuddin
Armed Forces Division Principle Staff Officer Md Mahfuzur Rahman
Army HQ Quarter Master General Aziz Ahmed
Army Training & Doctrine Command General Officer Commanding Vacant
National Defence College Commandant Chowdhury Hasan

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References[edit]

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