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Commodore Shamsul Alam, (G), NUP, ndu, psc, BN was born in 01 January 1964. He joined Bangladesh Navy as an Officer Cadet in 1981 and got his commission in Executive Branch in 1984. He is a Gunnery Specialist officer and completed his Gunnery Specialization Course from Surface Weapon & Operation School, India in 1992. He is a graduate of Defense Services Command and Staff College, Dhaka, Bangladesh and also did his second staff course from Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College, Malaysia. He earned his Bachelor degree on Strategic Studies from Bangladesh University of Professionals. He successfully completed his Post Graduation Diploma in Strategic and Defense Studies from University of Malaya, Malaysia. The Officer had attained another Post Graduation Diploma on Defense and Strategy in 2010 from the National Defense University of PLA, China. He also did number of higher management courses like, one was Comprehensive Crisis Management Course from APCSS in USA and another was High Level Defence Studies Course for Asia-Pacific Senior Officers in the Spanish Higher Defence Studies College, Spain.

During his long career in Navy, Commodore Shamsul Alam successfully served in various ships and establishments. He commanded good number of ships / squadrons including a missile frigate named as BNS OSMAN. He also commanded an establishment named BNS HAJI MOHSIN Commodore Shamsul Alam was appointed in many staff appointments ranging from Area to Higher Headquarters level. Mentionable ones like he was staff officer (Operations) to COMBAN, Grade-1 Staff officer to Armed Forces Division, Director of Research & Development Bureau at DGFI HQ and he was also appointed as Naval Secretary, Director of Naval Plans, Director of Naval Training in the Naval Headquarters. He was also appointed in various Instructional duties in number of training institutions like Bangladesh Naval Academy as Training Commander and Officer-in-Charge Gunnery School. He had held prestigious command of Naval Administrative Authority Dhaka (ADMIN DHAKA). Presently he is appointed as Commodore Commanding Khulna (COMKHUL).

Commodore Shamsul Alam is happily married to Afsana Afreen and the couple is blessed with a son (Tahmeed Alam Sameen) and a daughter (Sumaiya Alam). He takes keen interest in reading books and travelling.