Brigadier General Rakibul Karim Chowdhury, ndc, afwc, psc

Brig Gen Rakibul Karim Chowdhury, ndc, afwc, psc
Brigadier General Rakibul Karim Chowdhury
ndc, afwc, psc

Brigadier General Rakibul Karim Chowdhury, ndc, afwc, psc was born on 02 November 1973 in a reputed Muslim family in Faridpur. He was commissioned with 30 BMA Long Course on 17 June 1994 in the Corps of Signals. He attended a number of professional courses both at home and abroad. He is a graduate of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). Brigadier General Rakib is also a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur; and got Masters in Information Technology (MICT) from Bangladesh University of Professionals. He completed the Armed Forces War Course from National Defence College, Mirpur and National Defence Course from Egyptian National Defence College, Cairo.

Besides serving in various Signal Regiments, Brigadier General Rakib also served as an instructor at the School of Signals, Platoon Commander at Bangladesh Military Academy, General Staff Officer Grade-2 (Plans and Coordination) in Defence Services Command & Staff College, General Staff Officer Grade-1 (FTEB) at Headquarters Army Training & Doctrine Command (ARTDOC) and Colonel Staff of Staff Duties Directorate in Army Headquarters. He participated in United Nations Peace Keeping Operation as a contingent member in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and as the Chief of the Communication & Information Technology Branch at the Force Headquarters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).

As a part of the government duties and personal tours, Brigadier General Rakib visited several countries like Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Kenya, KSA, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, UK, USA etc. He served as the Commanding Officer of the prestigious 1 Signal Battalion. He also served in Border Guard Bangladesh as the Region Commander of the North-West Region, Rangpur. At present, he is posted to Army Headquarters as Director, Information Technology Directorate. In his personal life, Brigadier General Rakib is happily married to Mrs Farzana Khan and blessed with a son and a daughter.