Principal Staff Officer (PSO), AFD


Lieutenant General Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman, OSP, rcds, ndc, afwc, psc, PhD was born in 1961. He took over the duties of Principal Staff Officer of Armed Forces Division (A ministry level Joint Forces Headquarter under Prime Minister’s Office) 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 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 Jahangir Nagar University on Non- Traditional Security Strategy.


As the head of Armed Forces Division, he is directly involved with the UN Peacekeeping Affairs (Preparation, Pledges, Gender Perspective, Deployment etc) of Bangladesh Armed Forces. He is also nominated as a Gender Champion and Gender Advocate of Bangladesh for UN Peacekeeping Affairs.He has also done two tours of duties as Staff in Region and Force Headquarters in Mozambique and Sierra Leone under UN umbrella.


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 in 2016. He frequents as a panelist and keynote speaker on Peace and Security in International Seminars.


He is married to Begum Shahnaz Ahmed blessed with a son named Muhtasim Mahfuz. He enjoys reading and golfing.