Md Abdul Mubeen

Mohammed Abdul Mubeen is a Bangladeshi General who served as the Chief of Staff of the Bangladesh army.[1][2] Prior to his service as Chief of Army Staff, Mubeen served as Principal staff officer of the Armed Forces Division. Before then, he served as General Officer Commanding of 24th Infantry Division & 55th Infantry Division.

Abdul Mubeen
General Abdul Mubeen in New Delhi on 15 March 2010.jpg
13th Chief of Staff
In office
16 June 2009 – 25 June 2012
Preceded byMoeen U Ahmed
Succeeded byIqbal Karim Bhuiyan
Personal details
Born1955
Chittagong, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
Military service
AllegianceBangladesh
Branch/serviceBangladesh Army
Years of service30 November 1976 - 25 June 2012
RankGeneral
CommandsCommander, 55th Division
Commander, 24th Division
Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division
15th Chief of Army Staff

He is currently the Chairman & nominated director of United Power Generation & Distribution Company Limited.[3]

Education and appointmentEdit

He was a student of Mirzapur Cadet College, Tangail. He was commissioned at the Regiment of Infantry (East Bengal Regiment) of Bangladesh Army on 30 November 1976.[1][4] Mubeen is a graduate of both Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) and National Defence College (NDC) at Mirpur, Dhaka.[4] As an army officer, Mubeen has completed various training programs including NATO Weapon Conversion Course, Infantry Weapon Course, Senior Command Course etc. and attended workshops and seminars in at least 15 countries, including India and China.[3][4]

CareerEdit

Mubeen served in various capacities at a battalion level, including commanding two infantry battalions and an infantry brigade. At the staff level, he served as brigade major (operation staff) in an independent infantry brigade headquarters, general staff officer first grade (operation staff) in infantry division headquarters and in Bangladesh Military Academy, private secretary to the Chief of Army Staff and director of military training directorate at the Army Headquarters.[4] He also held the important appointment of director general of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and principal staff officer (PSO), Prime Minister's Office, Armed Forces Division (AFD). He was commandant of the Defence Services Command & Staff College.[4] He has commanded two infantry divisions, Jessore and Chittagong,[2] as the general officer commanding (GOC). In the international platform, the General rendered his service as a peacekeeper in the capacity of chief of staff (Northern Region) in United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMUZ).

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Syeda Sharifa Khanom, and have two sons and a daughter. His elder son is a third-generation army officer; Mubeen's father was an army officer as well.[4] He enjoys golfing as a pastime, and was a decorated player in the Army Hockey Team during his early days.[4]

HonoursEdit

Nirapotta Padak Medal Dabanal Padak Medal Uttoron Padak Medal
Independence Day Award Medal Flood Relief of 1988 Medal Cyclone Relief of 1991 Medal 1991 National Election Medal
1996 National Election Medal 2001 National Election Medal Silver Jubilee Medal (25 years of liberation) Golden Jubilee Medal (50th anniversary of East Bengal Regiment)
30 years service 20 years service 10 years service ONUMOZ Medal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bangladesh Olympic Association - Biodata, President". Bangladesh Olympic Association. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Gen Mubeen takes over army". The Daily Star. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b "CHAIRMAN & NOMINATED DIRECTOR, UNITED POWER GENERATION & DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LIMITED". Archived from the original on 3 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Chairman's Biography". Trust Bank Limited. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011.