Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, OSP, rcds, ndc, afwc, psc, PhD

Lieutenant General Mahfuz was born in 1961 in Rajshahi district. He took over the duties of Principal Staff Officer at Prime Minister's Office as well as the Chairman of Bangladesh National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention (BNACWC) on 02 Feb 2016 upon being promoted to the present rank. He was commissioned from Bangladesh Military Academy in the year 1981 in the corps of Infantry. He has served in various capacities in Bangladesh Army’s Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. In his illustrious career, he commanded an Infantry Battalion, two Infantry Brigades and an Infantry Division. He served as the Director of Military Operations at Army Headquarter. He was also the Commandant of two prestigious institutions - Defence Services Command & Staff College, and School of Infantry & Tactics. He has done two tours of duties as Staff in Region and Force Headquarters in Mozambique and Sierra Leone under UN umbrella.

He is a graduate of Staff College and Armed Forces War Course. He has also graduated from National Defence College, New Delhi and Royal College of Defence Studies, London. He earned his master's degree in Defence and War Studies from National University. He has also a master's degree in business administration. He completed M. Phil from Madras University on Defence and Security Studies and received his PhD from Jahangirnagar University on Non- Traditional Security Strategy.

He has edited a book on “Indo-Bangladesh Trade Relations” and his 2nd book on “A Study on Drug Proliferation in Bangladesh" has been published recently.