Rear Admiral S A M Arshadul Abedin, OSP, BSP,BCGM, ndc, psc
Rear Admiral S A M Arshadul Abedin, joined Bangladesh Navy with the first batch of Bangladesh Naval Academy in 1976. He graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Mechanical Engineering and did specialization on Marine Engineering from INS SHIVAJI, India with a further sub-specialization on Gas Turbine from Coronado, USA.
As an officer of engineering branch, he served onboard various types of ships, as Squadron Engineer Officer of Patrol Craft Squadron to Chief Engineer of a frigate. He has served as instructor in Engineering School and Naval Academy and Training Commander of the Technical Training Base. He has served as Staff Officer, Deputy Director and Director of Technical Stores at Naval Headquarters. He also served as Director (Technical) in Bangladesh Coast Guard.
Rear Admiral Abedin is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSC&SC) and National Defence College (NDC) at Mirpur in Dhaka. He obtained Masters in Defence Studies from National University. He is also a graduate of Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii. He is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) and also a fellow of Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA), UK.
His experience in Shipbuilding and Ship Repair, mentionable are Deputy Manager Production (Mechanical) in BN Dockyard and General Manager (Ship Building & Engineering) in Khulna Shipyard Ltd. Later he served as Managing Director of Khulna Shipyard Ltd and Dockyard & Engineering Works Ltd both managed by Bangladesh Navy. He has also served as Project Manager for building a Patrol Craft for Bangladesh Coast Guard in Hong Leong Lurssen Shipyard, Malaysia.
Presently he is serving at Naval Headquarters as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Material). Before joining here, he served as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel) and Drafting Authority at Naval Headquarters and Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard.
Rear Admiral Abedin is a widely traveled person who has visited India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Australia, South Korea and USA.
Rear Admiral S A M Arshadul Abedin is happily married with Israt Jahan and father of two daughters Tanjila and Ilfat.