Update June 10, 2021

Dhaka 11-27 am, 26-July, 2021

Lieutenant General Shafiuddin Ahmed appointed new Army chief

Mirajul Moin Joy

Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has been appointed as the next chief of Bangladesh Army.

Shafiuddin, who now serves as the quartermaster general at the Army Headquarters, will take up the post on June 24 and serve for three years, according to a notice issued by Defence Ministry on Thursday.

He will replace current army chief General Aziz Ahmed.

On 25 August in 2019, Shafiuddin was promoted to Lieutenant General and made the GOC of the Army Training and Doctrine Command.

He was commissioned into Bangladesh Army through the 9th BMA Long Course on December 23, 1983 and he joined the corps of infantry, said an ISPR release on Sunday.

SM Shafiuddin Ahmed earlier served as the commander of an infantry battalion, battalion commander of Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA), commander of an infantry brigade and director of Military Training Directorate in Army Headquarters successfully.

He also performed as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 19th Infantry Division in 2012, DG of BIISS and Senior Directing Staff of National Defence College (NDC).

Besides, Shafiuddin acted as Deputy Force Commander in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic. Before his promotion, Shafiuddin Ahmed was the GOC and Area Commander of Logistics Area.

After the elevation as the Lieutenant General, he has been made GOC of Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC), the release added.

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