The government has appointed Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) Director General Rear Admiral AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury as the new chief of Naval Staff.
The Defence Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Sunday.It said the appointment will come into effect in the afternoon of January 26 when Aurangzeb Chowdhury would be promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral.
He was made the Navy chief for one and a half years until July 25, 2020.
Aurangzeb Chowdhury will replace incumbent Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed who will go on retirement on January 26.
Aurangzeb Chowdhury was born in 28 September 1959. He Joined in Bangladesh Navy in 1978.
He attended various courses at home and abroad. He has done cadet training and basic course in Germany, Surface Warfare Officer Course in USA, Instructional Technique Course at Chittagong Teacher's Training College, Gunnery Specialization Course in India, Missile Weapon System Course in China, Naval Staff Course in Germany, C++ Programming with Operating System at AUST in Dhaka, Training on Combat System (Operator Training) in Netherlands, Ship Building Technology Course in South Korea, BA & MDS (Masters in Defence Studies) from National University and MBA from Bangladesh Open University & presently pursuing his M Phil under BUP.
He completed NDC in 2010 and Capstone Course in 2012 from National Defence College, Mirpur, Dhaka. He is proficient in German and French Language.He has held a number of positions in Bangladesh Navy. He was commanding Officer of the Frigate & different ships, He also served as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) & Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel) at Navy HQ. He served as the Commodore Commanding Chittagong, Commodore Superintendent Dockyard, Naval Secretary & Directors at NHQ, Commandant of Marine Academy, Zonal Commander of Coast Guard East Zone & Principal of Marine Fisheries Academy, Chittagong etc.
In his long illustrious career he has 15 medals. Among them, notable are Bangladesh Navy Medal, Extraordinary Service Medal, Bangladesh Coast Guard Medal, Bangladesh Coast Guard Medal (Service).
He was made the Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard on 15 February 2016.