The government has appointed Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) Director General Rear Admiral AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury as the new chief of Naval Staff.
The Ministry of Defence 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 will be the Navy chief for one and 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 Bangladesh Navy in 1978.
He was made the Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard on 15 February 2016.