General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has taken charge as the 17th Chief of Army Staff of the country. He was given the General Rank Badge in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Thursday morning. Through this he has started his duties as the Chief of Army Staff.
General Shafiuddin will lead the Bangladesh Army for the next three years. The Prime Minister congratulated General Shafiuddin on his new assignment.
Earlier on June 10, Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed was appointed as the Chief of Army Staff. The Ministry of Defense issued a notification in this regard.
SM Shafiuddin Ahmed replaces the recently departed Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed.
Shafiuddin Ahmed, a son of a freedom fighter family from Khulna, joined the army through the Ninth Long Course. In December last year, he was promoted to the rank of Quartermaster General (QMG) from the GOC of the Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC).
News Room, June 24,2021