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Rear Admiral M Makbul Hossain, OSP, BCGMS, ndu, psc

Rear Admiral Mohammad Makbul Hossain, OSP, BCGMS, ndu, psc, was born in a respectable Muslim family of Tangail District in 1961.

Admiral Makbul Joined Bangladesh Navy as an Officer Cadet in Jan 1979 and completed his UT Officer/Basic Course along with sub-specialisation of 5 years duration from Marshal Tito Naval Academy, Split, Yugoslavia. He was commissioned on 01 Aug 1981 in Executive Branch of Bangladesh Navy.

Admiral Makbul attended various courses both at home and abroad. He did specialisation on Anti Submarine Warfare from India in 1990 and graduated from Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Dhaka in 1994. He completed Defence and Strategic Studies Course from NDU of China in 2012. Admiral Makbul also did Officer’s Weapon and Junior Officer’s Tactics Course (OW & JTC) in SI&T, Sylhet, Deputy President Course, C++ programming course and also did Crisis Management Course in Hawaii, USA and Transnational Counter Terrorism Course in Washington DC, USA. He obtained MDS (Master in Defence Studies) from National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. He also attended many seminars and symposium on national and international security matters especially maritime security related both in home and abroad.

During his long & illustrious career in Bangladesh Navy, Admiral Makbul commanded Frigate, Large Patrol Craft, Minesweeper, Patrol Craft, Fast Attack Craft’ Squadrons (both Missile and Torpedo squadrons) and also commanded all Major Bases of Bangladesh Navy. Beside these, he has served as Principal of Marine Fisheries Academy, Director in NHQ and Director in DGFI, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel) and his last appointment was Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard. Rear Admiral Makbul also performed the duties of COMCHIT, COMSWADS and Administrative Authority Dhaka. He is presently serving as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations). For his outstanding performance and contribution in his long illustrated career he was awarded with the Oshamanno Sheba Padak of Navy and Bangladesh Coast Guard Medal (Sheba) by the Government.

Rear Admiral Makbul is happily married and blessed with one son & one daughter. He is a keen golfer.