Brig Gen Abul Mansur Md Ashraf Khan
Brigadier General Abul Mansur Md Ashraf Khan, ndc, psc, was born in Chattogram on 27 October 1968, He did is schooling from Faujdarhat Cadet College where he was groomed to join the Army since his early days. He was commissioned into the Infantry Regiment on 22 Dec 1989. In a span of 30 years with Bangladesh Army, he has held a variety of important command and staff appointments. Beside his regimental appointments as Quarter Master, Company Second in Command and Company Commander in two Infantry Battalion, he Commanded 17 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment. He served in several Infantry Regiments at home both in the plains and in the Chattogram Hill Tracts operating in the Counter-Insurgency operational environment. He also served with two Bangladesh Battalions with the UN Peacekeeping Mission at Iraq-Kuwait in 1995 and Ivory Coast in 2006-2007 period. He also had been a UN Military Observer at DR Congo during 2013-2014.
He commanded an Infantry Regiment in 2008-2009. As Brigadier General, he commanded a Mechanized Brigade and an Independent Infantry Brigade. He also commanded a Military Outfit in Kuwait as part of military co-operation with Kuwait Armed Forces. As Staff he has held several appointments like ADC to GOC, PS to PSO, Armed Forces Division, GSO-1 (Counter Insurgency) in Headquarters 24 Infantry Division and Colonel Staff of Headquarters 19 Infantry Division. He was an Instructor of Tactics Wing at School of Infantry and Tactics and a Directing Staff of Defense Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur. He attended foreign courses at USA and Turkey.
He has obtained Masters on Defense Studies from National University of Bangladesh, M Phil (Part 1) from Bangladesh University of Professionals and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology. He is a graduate of Defense Services Command and Staff College, and National Defense College, Dhaka. He was part of Military Delegation to China, Germany, Nepal and Brunei. He takes interest in travelling and sports like golf. He is happily married to Nasrin Jahan Munni, a senior teacher in Cantonment Public School, and an Invigilator of British Council, Bangladesh. They have two grown-up sons.