Major General Md Shafiqur Rahman, SPP, afwc, psc
Major General Md Shafiqur Rahman, SPP, afwc, psc was born on 31st December 1962 in Shariatpur, Bangladesh. He was commissioned on 21st December 1984 with 11th BMA Long Course in the Corps of Infantry, Bangladesh Army. He took over the command of Special Security Force as Director General on 10th April 2016.
General Shafiq attended several professional courses both at home and abroad. His foreign courses include Junior Staff Course in Pakistan, Command & General Staff Course in Philippines, OPCW Basic Course in Romania and OPCW Advance Course in Netherlands. He is a graduate of prestigious Defense Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur. He also attended Army War Course at National Defense College, Bangladesh. Apart from the military courses the General obtained Masters on Defense Studies from National University and Masters on War Studies from Bangladesh University of Professionals. The General received prestigious Chancellor’s Award for his Masters on War Studies.
The charismatic veteran possesses wide ranging experience in Command, Instructional and Staff appointments. He has commanded an Infantry Battalion, an Infantry Brigade and three Infantry Divisions of Bangladesh Army. As a staff, he was the Director Military Operations of Bangladesh Army, Colonel Staff of an Infantry Division, Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, General Staff Officer Second Grade (Operation), Private Secretary to the Principal Staff Officer in Armed Forces Division and General Staff Officer Third Grade (Operations) of an Independent Infantry Brigade.
As an Instructor, he was a proud Maker of the Leaders in Bangladesh Military Academy, Instructor of UCSC wing in School of Infantry and Tactics, Directing Staff and Senior Instructor in prestigious Defense Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur.
General Shafiq organized and attended various multi-national seminars on national and international security, peace-keeping operations and training exercise both at home and abroad. The General served under the Blue Helmet in United Nations Headquarters, New York (USA) as Senior Military Liaison Officer and, as contingent member in United Nations Mission in Somalia.
He is a widely travelled person.He is an avid reader and enjoys golfing. He is happily married to Begum Ruksana Shafiq. The couple is blessed with two sons.
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