The government has appointed Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed as new Chief of Staff of Bangladesh Army for three years.
“Bangladesh Army’s BA-2496 Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has been appointed as new chief of Bangladesh Army from June 24 afternoon,” said a gazette notification from the defence ministry on Thursday.
He will also be promoted to the rank of general that day, the gazette signed by Deputy Secretary Waheda Sultana also said.
Shafiuddin, currently Quarter Master General (QMG) of Bangladesh Army, will replace General Aziz Ahmed.
Shafiuddin was commissioned into Bangladesh Army through the 9th BMA Long Course on 23 December 1983 and he joined the corps of infantry. He earlier served as the GOC of Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC), the GOC and Area Commander of Logistics Area, 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.
Shafiuddin also performed as General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 19th Infantry Division in 2012, DG of BIISS and Senior Directing Staff of National Defence College (NDC).
Besides this, he acted as Deputy Force Commander in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic.