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Lt Gen Waker-Uz-Zaman Appointed Army Chief of Bangladesh

Jun 11, Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman was named Bangladesh’s next Army chief for a three-year term and will assume charge on June 23. Lt Gen Zaman, 58, would concurrently be upgraded to the rank of a four-star general on the day he assumed charge.

About Lt General Waker-Uz-Zaman

Waker-uz-Zaman (born 16 September 1966) is a General of the Bangladesh Army; he is the present Chief of General Staff (CGS) of the Bangladesh Army. Lieutenant General Waker is an alumnus of the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, and the Joint Services Command and Staff College, UK. He holds a master’s degree in defence studies from the National University of Bangladesh and a master of arts in defence studies from King’s College, University of London.

His Achievement

During his more than three and a half decades of illustrious career, Zaman has an enormous experience in holding key command, staff and instructional appointments, according to the Defence Ministry’s Inter Service Public Relations Department (ISPR).

  • He commanded an infantry battalion, the only independent infantry brigade of the Bangladesh Army, and an infantry division.
  • As head of the Armed Forces Division, he was directly involved with UN Peacekeeping Affairs of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.
  • He was also nominated as a Gender Champion and Gender Advocate of Bangladesh for UN Peacekeeping Affairs.
  • By his appointment as principal staff officer, he also headed the Bangladesh National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention as chairman.


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