Bangladesh Army's Adjutant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman has been made the Armed Forces Division's Principal Staff Officer. A government source on Monday confirmed his appointment to the crucial post. Lieutenant General Rahman has replaced Lt Gen Md Mainul Islam who retired on Monday. Rahman was promoted to Lt Gen from Maj Gen on Sunday. Born on 01 December 1961 in Rajshahi, Bangla desh. The General was commissioned in 1981. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College and Armed Forces War Course, Mirpur Bangladesh. He is also an alumnus of National Defence College, India (New Delhi) and Royal College of Defence Studies, UK (London). He completed Masters in Defence Studies (MDS), War Studies (MWS) and Business Administration (MBA). He has also obtained M.Phil from Madras University, India and PhD from Jahangirnagar University,
Bangladesh. He commanded one infantry battalion, two infantry brigades and one infantry division of Bangladesh Army. He has served as Brigade Major and General Staff Officer Grade One and Director Military Operations in Army Headquarters of Bangladesh Army. He has also served as instructor in Bangladesh Military Academy, Directing Staff of War Course at National Defence College, Commandant in Defence Service Command & Staff College and Commandant in School of Infantry & Tactics of Bangladesh Army. He has edited a book on ‘Indo Bangladesh Trade Relations’ and his second book on ‘Non-Traditional Security Strategy to Address Trans-border Crime’ is awaiting publication. The General has served in peace support operations under United Nations in Mozambique and Sierra-Leone.
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