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Rear Admiral M ASHRAFUL HAQ, (C), NUP, ndc, afwc, psc, BN

Rear Admiral Ashraf joined Bangladesh Navy as an Officer Cadet in 15 October 1982 and was commissioned on 15 April 1985. In his early carrier, he served on board Frigate BNS ALI HAIDER, FAC (G)-BNS KARNAPHULI and in Missile Boat Squadron. During this time, he was sent to USA, China and India for various professional training. After that he held variety of appointments both afloat and ashore. His important appointments include the command of FAC (G), OPV, Frigate, Chief Staff Officer to Commodore Commanding Chittagong, Zonal Commander Bangladesh Coast Guard, Director of Naval Intelligence, Director of Naval Signals, Sergeant At Arms of Bangladesh National Parliament, Naval Secretary and Managing Director, Dockyard and Engineering Workshop Ltd. Narayanganj, Dhaka. He was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral on 18 Dec 2016.

He is a graduate of Defence service Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Dhaka and has done Armed Forces War Course from National Defence College, Mirpur, Dhaka. He did his National Security and Strategic Studies’ Course from National Defence College, India. For his distinguished service in Bangladesh Navy, he was awarded with the CNS Commendations and Navy Medal of Excellence.

He is married to Begum Farzana Kabir and blessed with only daughter Nafisa Maliat.