Md Abdul Mubeen

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General Abdul Mubeen, ndc, psc (Retired)
Born 1955
Chittagong, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)[1]
Allegiance Bangladesh
Service/branch Bangladesh Army
Years of service 1976-2012
Rank General
Commands held Jessore GOC
Chittagong GOC
Principal Staff Officer of Armed Forces Division
15th Chief of Army Staff

General Muhammad Abdul Mubeen is a retired army officer of Bangladesh. He took over the appointment of chief of army staff of Bangladesh Army on 15 June 2009[2] replacing General Moeen U Ahmed, who finished his four-year tenure of service and retired. Mubeen was promoted to the rank of general from lieutenant general with effect from that day. Gen Mubeen served as GOC in Jessore and Chittagong, and on June 4, 2008, he was made principal staff officer of the Armed Forces Division.

Education and appointment[edit]

He was a student of Mirzapur Cadet College, Tangail. He was commissioned at the Regiment of Infantry (East Bengal Regiment) of Bangladesh Army on 30 November 1976.[1][3] Mubeen is a graduate of both Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) and National Defence College (NDC) at Mirpur, Dhaka.[3]


Mubeen served in various capacities at a battalion level, including commanding two infantry battalions and an infantry brigade. At the staff level, he served as brigade major (operation staff) in an independent infantry brigade headquarters, general staff officer first grade (operation staff) in infantry division headquarters and in Bangladesh Military Academy, private secretary to the Chief of Army Staff and director of military training directorate at the Army Headquarters.[3] He also held the important appointment of director general of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and principal staff officer (PSO), Prime Minister’s Office, Armed Forces Division (AFD). He was commandant of the Defence Services Command & Staff College.[3] He has commanded two infantry divisions, Jessore and Chittagong,[2] as the general officer commanding (GOC). In the international platform, the General rendered his service as a peacekeeper in the capacity of chief of staff (Northern Region) in United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMUZ). As an army officer, Mubeen has completed various training programs and attended workshops and seminars in at least 15 countries, including India and China.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Syeda Sharifa Khanom, and have two sons and a daughter. His elder son is a third-generation army officer; Mubeen's father was an army officer as well.[3] He enjoys golfing as a pastime, and was a decorated player in the Army Hockey Team during his early days.[3]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
General Moeen U Ahmed
Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army
15 June 2009 ~ 25 June 2012
Succeeded by
General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan


  1. ^ a b "Bangladesh Olympic Association - Biodata, President". Bangladesh Olympic Association. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Gen Mubeen takes over army". The Daily Star. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Chairman's Biography". Trust Bank Limited. Retrieved 8 April 2011.