New York

General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G

Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army

President, Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC)

General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G was born on 01 January 1961 in Narayangonj, Bangladesh while he hails from Chandpur district. The General was commissioned in the Corps of Artillery on 10th June 1983 with 8th BMA Long Course. He has taken over the Command of Bangladesh Army as the Chief of Army Staff on 25th June 2018.

The General is a graduate of Defense Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Bangladesh. He did Master’s in Defense Studies, Master’s in Science (Technical) and Master’s in Business Administration. He has completed Gunnery Staff Course both in Field and Air Defence Artillery at home and also completed Long Gunnery Staff Course from School of Artillery, Deulali, India. The General attended a number of professional courses, seminars and symposiums at home and abroad. General Aziz has a good number of military and non-military publications to his credit. The General is now pursuing PhD.

In his long glorious military career, General Aziz served in various staff, instructional and command appointments. He was previously the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Army Training and Doctrine Command and Director General of Border Guards Bangladesh. He has a vast experience of Command at different stages of his military career. He Commanded 33 Infantry Division as GOC and also commanded 6 Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 33 Artillery Brigade as Brigade Commander. In addition, he commanded a BGB Sector as Sector Commander as well. At the early stage of his career, he also commanded one Artillery Regiment and one BGB Battalion. Before he took over the Command of Bangladesh Army as the ‘Chief of Army Staff’, he had been serving as the ‘Quarter Master General’ of the Army.

In his colorful military career, he held a number of important staff appointments. He actively participated in Counter Insurgency Operations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts as GSO-3 (Operations). He also served as Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, GSO-2 in AHQ Military Training Directorate and GSO-1 of AHQ Pay, Pension & Allowance Directorate. The General served as instructor for more than 07 years in School of Artillery and School of Military Intelligence.

He has served as a Military Observer in the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) in the war-ravaged situations in 1995-1996 and as Military Advisor (MA) to Force Commander of Sudan (UNAMIS) in 2005-2006.

While serving as Sector Commander, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), the General was awarded BGBM Padak for playing important role in implementing different measures as recommended by the National Investigation Court. As Director General, he was awarded PBGM and BGBMS by the Honorable President as the recognition for rendering extra ordinary service in transforming BGB in a highly professional outfit of the Country. He also played a leading role in establishing BGB Welfare Trust and Shimanto Bank as the Founding Chairman.

The General has keen interest in reading and playing golf. He is happily married to Dilshad Nahar Aziz and is a proud father of three sons.

Besides his present responsibility, he is representing different concerns of Army Welfare Trust as Chairman. General Aziz Ahmed was appointed as Chairman of Board of Directors of Trust Bank Limited on 26th June 2018.