Brigadier General S M Zia-Ul-Azim was commissioned in the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers from Bangladesh Military Academy on 21 December 1990. He belongs to 23rd BMA Long Course. The Gen completed B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BUET in 1997. He completed Masters in Defence Studies, MBA in Finance and M.Sc. Engineering. He also completed Masters in Security and Development Studies in 2020. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command & Staff College and National Defence College.
In his service career, he is equipped with a balanced composition of command, staff and instructional assignments at different capacities in Bangladesh Army. In his unit service he has served 118, 115 & 137 Field Workshop Company EME in different appointments including Officer Commanding. He also served as Commanding Officer Production in 901 Central Workshop and Chief Inspector in IV&EE and IE&I. He has served in Army Headquarters, EME Directorate as staff officer. He was Instructor Class B in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Centre and School and DS in School of Infantry & Tactics (SI&T). He was DS in Armed Forces War Course wing of National Defence College. He was also served as Commandant in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Centre and School.
He has served in different UN missions. As contingent member he served in Siearra Leone. As Military observer he served in Liberia and Syria and as Staff officer in the Force Headquarters in Mali. He has attended several courses at home and abroad.
He has travelled different countries of the world such as USA, China, France, Germany, Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, Cambodia and United Arab Emirates. He has also performed Hazz and Umrah.
On 05 Jan 2021 before joining in EME Directorate as Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers he was the Course Member of National Defence College 2020.
He likes to travel with family and read books. He is married. His wife is a Banker. He is a proud father of one daughter and one son.