Major General AKM Abdur Rahman, ndc, psc
Major General AKM Abdur Rahman, ndc, psc was born in January 1964 at Dhaka and was commissioned in the Corps of Infantry on 10 June 1983.
General Abdur Rahman is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Mirpur, Dhaka and also a graduate of Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College, Kuala Lumpur. He did his National Defence Course from National Defence College (NDC), Dhaka. He obtained his Master of Defence Studies from National University of Bangladesh and Post Graduation Diploma (with Credit) on Strategic and Defence Studies from University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He did his MPhil from Bangladesh University of Professionals on the title “Energy Security of Bangladesh: Governance Challenges”. General Abdur Rahman is currently undergoing his PhD program on “Coal Based Energy for the Sustainable Development of Bangladesh”. He attended 20 professional courses both at home and abroad including Malaysia, Pakistan, USA and New Zealand.
The General is a Para Commando and a typical infantry officer. In his long 35 years military career, served in different capacities, a large part of it was as faculty and instructor in different training institutions which includes Military Police School, School of Infantry and Tactics, Bangladesh Military Academy, NCOs Academy, Defence Service Command and Staff College and National Defence College.
He has a few publications to his credit and edited more than 20 academic books and journals. He has participated in more than 30 international seminars, dialogues and conferences abroad on important national, international and strategic issues. He also presented a number of research papers in various academic forums at home and abroad. His areas of interests are energy security, connectivity and security related issues.
General Abdur Rahman is one of the 15 pioneer military officers of Bangladesh who served the UN Mission. He served as UN Military Observer in Iraq in 1988 (UNIIMOG) and Force Provost Marshal in Congo (MONUC) in 2006. He received the commendation of the Force Commander from both the UN mission he served. He sustained bullet injury during counter insurgency operation in Chittagong Hill Tracts and was awarded with the ‘Major War Injury Stripe (Golden Injury)’ by the Government of Bangladesh.
General Abdur Rahman is married to Shaila Sharmin and blessed with a son and two daughters. His hobbies include music and playing golf.