|Chief of Staff of the Bangladesh Army
Flag of the 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 Showing Chiefs (excluding Khaled Mosharraf)|
Chief of Army Staff (abbreviated as CAS) of Bangladesh Army also known as 'army chief' is the professional head and chief officer of the Bangladesh Army. The current CAS is General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq. The first army chief was General M. A. G. Osmani.
History[edit | edit source]
Bangladesh Army came into being officially in January, 1972. In April, Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman then decided to change the commanding posts of the three services which was combined and commanded by General M. A. G. Osmani. On 7 April, Brig. K M Shafiullah, was made the chief of army staff.
List of Chiefs of Army staff[edit | edit source]
|#||Name||Photo||Term Began||Term Ended||Decoration||Unit of Commission||Year of Commission||Note|
|1st||General M. A. G. Osmani||50px||12 April 1971||6 April 1972||Bangabir, psc||Royal Indian Army Service Corps, later East Bengal Regiment, Pakistan Army, retired as a colonel from Pakistan Army in 1967 and in 1971 got Battlefield promotion to full general||1940||This person was not designated solely as army chief, but rather as the armed forces (tri-forces) chief.|
|2nd||Major General Kazi M Shafiullah||50px||7 April 1972||24 August 1975||Bir Uttom, psc||East Bengal Regiment||1955||The first army chief of the country.|
|3rd||Major General Ziaur Rahman||24 August 1975||3 November 1975||Bir Uttom, psc||East Bengal Regiment||1955||3rd army chief after the assassination of the President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Appointed by Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad.|
|4th||Major General Khaled Mosharraf||3 November 1975||7 November 1975||Bir Uttom, psc||East Bengal Regiment||1957||4th army chief only for 3 days, he was self-made chief after arresting Zia in a coup, he was killed in 7 November by pro-Zia troops.|
|5th||Lieutenant General Ziaur Rahman||7 November 1975||28 Apr 1978||Bir Uttom, psc||East Bengal Regiment||1955||Again Zia, self-promoted Lieutenant-General.|
|6th||Lieutenant General Hussain Mohammad Ershad||29 Apr 1978||30 Aug 1986||ndc, psc||East Bengal Regiment||1952|
|7th||Lieutenant General Atiqur Rahman||50px||31 Aug 1986||30 August 1990||G+||Regiment of Artillery||1961|
|8th||Lieutenant General Nuruddin Khan||Aug 1990||Aug 1994||psc||Armoured Corps||1964|
|9th||Lieutenant General Abu Saleh Mohammad Nasim||Aug 1994||Aug 1996||Bir Bikram, psc||East Bengal Regiment||1966|
|10th||Lieutenant General Muhammad Mahbubur Rahman||May 1996||December 1997||psc||Armoured Corps||1967|
|11th||Lieutenant General Mustafizur Rahman||24 December 1997||23 December 2000||Bir Bikram, ndc, psc, C||Corps of Engineers||1968||became full general before some days of his retirement.|
|12th||Lieutenant General M Harun-Ar-Rashid||24 December 2000||15 June 2002||Bir Protik, rcds, psc||East Bengal Regiment||1968|
|13th||Lieutenant General Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury||16 June 2002||15 June 2005||awc, psc||Frontier Force Regiment||1969|
|14th||General Moeen U Ahmed||General Moeen U Ahmed||16 June 2005||15 June 2009||ndc, psc||East Bengal Regiment||1975||first regular full general.|
|15th||General Md Abdul Mubeen||16 June 2009||25 June 2012||ndc, psc||East Bengal Regiment||1976|
|16th||General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan||26 June 2012||25 June 2015||psc||East Bengal Regiment||1976|
|17th||General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq||26 June 2015||present||ndc,psc||Armoured Corps||1978|
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Major General Moeen U Ahmed new Army Chief". 5 June 2005. https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2005/06/05/major-general-moeen-u-ahmed-new-army-chief.
- "Bangladesh appoints Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan as new Army Chief". First Post. http://www.firstpost.com/fwire/bangladesh-appoints-iqbal-karim-bhuiyan-as-new-army-chief-335940.html. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
- "Gen Belal new Army chief". 10 June 2015. http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/gen-belal-new-army-chief-95197.
- "Stripping ex-army chief Mustafizur Rahman of rank illegal: HC". http://bdnews24.com/politics/2008/02/19/stripping-ex-army-chief-mustafizur-rahman-of-rank-illegal-hc. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- "Gen Mubeen takes over army". The Daily Star. 2009-06-15. http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=17508. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
- "TIMELINE". 15 August 2015. http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/timeline-127150.
- "Shafiullah new chairman of sector commanders forum". 19 September 2014. https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/09/19/shafiullah-new-chairman-of-sector-commanders-forum.
- Mascarenhas, Anthony. Bangladesh: A Legacy of Blood. Hodder and Stoughton. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17259516-bangladesh.
- "Bangladesh Armed Forces elite promoted". 25 May 2007. https://www.dawn.com/news/248554.
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|