Lieutenant General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan took charge as Commandant of the National Defense College (NDC) on Monday.
His predecessor Lieutenant General Sheikh Mamun Khaled went on retirement on 30 October 2020.Prior to assuming office, Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed and Army Quarter Master General (QMG) Lieutenant General Md Shamsul Haque conferred the rank of Lieutenant General on newly appointed NDC Commandant Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan at the Army Headquarters. Senior officials of the Army Headquarters were present at the time.
Lieutenant General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan was born in Narsingdi district. He was commissioned in the Infantry Corps on 21 December 1984. During his service life he served in various important positions including infantry battalion, brigade headquarters, UN peacekeeping missions.
He was also the GOC of the 10th Infantry Division of the Headquarters, the Area Commander of the Headquarters Logistics and the GOC of the 55th Infantry Division of the Headquarters.
Prior to joining NDC, he was the Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP).