|Chief of Naval Staff
Flag of the Bangladesh Navy
|Reports to||The Prime Minister of Bangladesh|
|Seat||Navy HQ, Banani, Dhaka|
|Appointer||The PM of Bangladesh|
|Term length||maximum 4 years|
|First holder||Acting Captain Nurul Huq,(E),BN,(Retd)|
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) is the commander and usually the highest-ranking officer of the Bangladesh Navy. The position is abbreviated as CNS in Bangladesh Navy, and currently held by a four-star officer in the rank of Admiral. The current CNS is Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed, who took office on 27 January 2016 following retirement of Admiral M Farid Habib.
Appointees[edit | edit source]
The following table chronicles the appointees to the office of the Chief of the Army Staff or its preceding positions since the independence of Bangladesh.
List of all Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy:
|No.||Name||Appointment Date||Left Office||Decorations|
|1||Captain Nurul Huq||January, 1972||November 6, 1973|
|2||Rear Admiral Musharraf Hussain Khan||November 7, 1973||November 3, 1979|
|3||Rear Admiral Mahbub Ali Khan||November 4, 1979||August 6, 1984||psn|
|4||Rear Admiral Sultan Ahmed||August 6, 1984||August 14, 1990|
|5||Rear Admiral Amir Ahmed Mustafa||August 15, 1990||May 2, 1991||-|
|6||Rear Admiral Muhammad Mohaiminul Islam||June 4, 1991||June 3, 1995||(S/M), ncc, psc|
|7||Rear Admiral Mohammad Nurul Islam||June 4, 1995||June 3, 1999||ncc, psc|
|8||Rear Admiral Abu Taher||June 4, 1999||June 3, 2002||ndu, psc|
|9||Rear Admiral Shah Iqbal Mujtaba||June 4, 2002||January 9, 2005||ndc, psc|
|10||Rear Admiral M Hasan Ali Khan||January 9, 2005||February 9, 2007||ndc, psc|
|12||Vice Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam||February 10, 2007||January 28, 2009||ndu, psc|
|13||Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed||January 29, 2009||January 28, 2013||(ND), NBP, BCGM, ndc, psc|
|14||Admiral M Farid Habib||January 28, 2013||January 27, 2016||(,ND) NBP, OSP, BCGM, ndc, psc|
|15||Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed||January 27, 2016||Present||(TAS), OSP, ndc, psc|
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "President, PM pay tribute to martyrs on Armed Forces Day". https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/11/21/president-pm-pay-tribute-to-martyrs-on-armed-forces-day.
- "Nizamuddin made new navy chief". Prothom Alo. http://en.prothom-alo.com/bangladesh/news/92671/Nizamuddin-made-new-navy-chief.
- "Bangladesh Navy". http://www.navy.mil.bd/former_chief.php.
- "BN, BAF chiefs rank upgraded". http://www.bssnews.net/newsDetails.php?cat=0&id=547167&date=2016-01-17. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
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