Chief of Naval Staff (Bangladesh)

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Chief of Naval Staff
CNS
Naval Ensign of Bangladesh.svg
Flag of the Bangladesh Navy
Incumbent
Vice Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury

since 26 January 2019
Bangladesh Navy
Reports to The Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Seat Navy HQ, Banani, Dhaka
Appointer The PM of Bangladesh
Term length maximum 4 years
First holder Acting Captain Nurul Huq,(E),BN
Website navy.mil.bd

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) is the commander and usually the highest-ranking officer of the Bangladesh Navy. The position is abbreviated as CNS in Bangladesh Navy, and currently held by a four-star officer in the rank of admiral. The current CNS is Vice Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury , who took office on 26 January 2019 following retirement of Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed

Appointees

The following table chronicles the appointees to the office of the Chief of the Naval Staff since the independence of Bangladesh.

List of all Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy:[1]

Chief of Naval Staff Took office Left office Time in office
-
Nurul Huq
Huq, NurulCaptain
Nurul Huq
(born 1922)
Acting
7 April 1972 6 November 1973 1 year, 213 days
1
Musharraf Hussain Khan
Khan, MusharrafRear Admiral
Musharraf Hussain Khan
7 November 1973 3 November 1979 5 years, 361 days
2
Mahbub Ali Khan psn
Khan, MahbubRear Admiral
Mahbub Ali Khan psn
(1934–1984)
4 November 1979 6 August 1984 † 4 years, 276 days
3
Sultan Ahmed
Ahmed, SultanRear Admiral
Sultan Ahmed
(1938–2012)
6 August 1984 14 August 1990 6 years, 8 days
4
Amir Ahmed Mustafa
Mustafa, AmirRear Admiral
Amir Ahmed Mustafa
15 August 1990 2 May 1991 260 days
5
Muhammad Mohaiminul Islam (S/M), ncc, psc
Islam, MuhammadRear Admiral
Muhammad Mohaiminul Islam (S/M), ncc, psc
(born 1941)
4 June 1991 3 June 1995 3 years, 303 days
6
Mohammad Nurul Islam ncc, psc
Islam, Muhammad NRear Admiral
Mohammad Nurul Islam ncc, psc
4 June 1995 3 June 1999 3 years, 303 days
7
Abu Taher ncc, psc
Taher, AbuRear Admiral
Abu Taher ncc, psc
4 June 1999 3 June 2002 2 years, 303 days
8
Shah Iqbal Mujtaba ndc, psc
Mujtaba, ShahRear Admiral
Shah Iqbal Mujtaba ndc, psc
(born 1948)
4 June 2002 9 January 2005 2 years, 281 days
9
M. Hasan Ali Khan ndc, psc
Khan, MohammadRear Admiral
M. Hasan Ali Khan ndc, psc
(1950–2013)
9 January 2005 9 February 2007 2 years, 31 days
10
Sarwar Jahan Nizam ndu, psc
Nizam, SarwarVice Admiral
Sarwar Jahan Nizam ndu, psc
(born 1952)
10 January 2007 28 January 2009 2 years, 18 days
11
Zahir Uddin Ahmed (ND), NBP, BCGM, ndc, psc
Ahmed, ZahirVice Admiral
Zahir Uddin Ahmed (ND), NBP, BCGM, ndc, psc
(born 1957)
29 January 2009 28 January 2013 3 years, 365 days
12
M. Farid Habib (,ND) NBP, OSP, BCGM, ndc, psc
Habib, M.Admiral
M. Farid Habib (,ND) NBP, OSP, BCGM, ndc, psc
(born 1959)
28 January 2013 27 January 2016 2 years, 364 days
13
Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed (TAS), OSP, ndc, psc
Ahmed, MohammadAdmiral
Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed (TAS), OSP, ndc, psc
(born 1960)
27 January 2016 26 January 2019 2 years, 364 days
14
Aurangzeb Chowdhury NBP, OSP, BCGM, BCGMS, ndc, psc
Chowdhury, AurangzebVice Admiral
Aurangzeb Chowdhury NBP, OSP, BCGM, BCGMS, ndc, psc
(born 1959)
26 January 2019 Incumbent 12 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bangladesh Navy". www.navy.mil.bd. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
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