Major General Md Nazrul Islam
SPP, ndu, afwc, psc, G
Commissioned in the Corps of Artillery in 1987, Major General Nazrul held almost all types of command, staff and instructional appointments in Bangladesh Army and Armed Forces platform in all ranks as appropriate to his level. As a military leader, he is trained at home and abroad including fellowship from National Intelligence University, USA and graduated from National Defence University, China. He served under blue helmet in Sierra Leone and DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo.
His academic credentials spill over obtaining Master Degree on Defense Studies, War Studies, Technology and Strategic Studies. He is also a law graduate (LLB). The General has widespread knowledge on command and leadership. Besides commanding three Artillery units and one Artillery Brigade, as General he served as General Officer Commanding (GOC) and Area Commander, Logistics area, Dhaka.
He commanded Defenders of Strategic North (66 Infantry Division) and Rangpur Area for two years. He was the Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Export Processing Zone (BEPZA), dealing with 532 local and foreign industries and approximately half a million of workforce. Under his leadership, during the pandemic period, BEPZA contributed almost 20% of the total export of the country keeping all industries open even when the whole world was almost at standstill. Before joining as Adjutant General (AG) of Bangladesh Army, he was the Director General (DG) of Directorate General Defence Purchase (DGDP). Presently, he is a research fellow in Jahangir Nagar University under PhD program. He loves golfing and spends most of his time to unearth the potentials of his peers and under commands; empowering leadership and management. Along with wife Dorothi Islam, they are blessed with one son and one daughter.