Training Officers

Training Officers

All Cadets undergo 10 weeks Jt Services training in Bangladesh Military Academy with the Army and Air force Cadets. In the Naval Academy they continue for another near about 16 months training till they become Midshipmen. The Midshipmen are sent to ships for 6 months Sea Training. After sea training i.e. after 2 years of training they are commissioned in the Bangladesh Navy as Acting Sub Lieutenant. Officers are also awarded with the Bachelor of Science degree as they graduate from the Academy with the affiliation of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP).

After commissioning, Ag Sub/ Lts of Executive branch undergo for 32 weeks of professional and academic training in various training establishment of BN. Acting Sub Lieutenants of Supply branch undergo professional training mostly at School of Logistics and Management (SOLAM) for 32 weeks. With the background of some Sea time as Midshipmen and the professional course, the officers come back to the ship for 6-12 months duration for achieving Watch Keeping Certificate. This is a certificate of competency for performing the duties independently onboard a ship. For a Cadet to become an efficient officer it takes about 4 years of extensive theoretical and practical training in different phases.

After commission, technical Branch officer (Engineering and Electrical) are sent to Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) & Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) at Dhaka as Acting Sub Lieutenant, for a period of 4 years. After graduation from MIST/BUET they are also sent to different ships for duration of 6-12 months for obtaining Watch Keeping Certificate. Both the Engineering and Electrical Branch Officers have to undergo Specialization Course in their respective fields at home and aboard.

The detail description of officer various Professional courses are given bellow:

    Ser Name of Courses Name of School Name of Establishment
    1 Executive officer Basic Course (XOBC) All Training School BNS ISSA KHAN
    2 Long Gunnery(G) Course Gunnery School
    3 Navigation and Direction Specialization Course ND School
    4 Helo Control
    5 Long Torpedo Anti Submarine (TAS) Course TAS School
    6 Long Hydrographic Course Hydrography School
    7 Basic Hydrographic Course
    8 Communication Specialization Course Signal School
    9 Principal Officer (Basic) Course SMWT
    10 Elementary Warfare Course
    11 Missile Command & Tactics Course FAC School
    12 Missile Officer& FCS Maintenance Course
    13 Missile Operator Course
    14 Basic Diving Officer(BDO) Course SWADS School and Centre SWADS School and Centre

    Ser Name of Courses Name of School Name of Establishment
    1 Marine Engineering Specialization Course (MESC) Engineering School
    2 Engineering Officer Basic Course (EOBC)

    Ser Name of Courses Name of School Name of Establishment
    1 Long Electrical Course (LEC) Electrical School
    2 Electrical Officer Basic Course (LOBC)

    Ser Name of Courses Name of School Name of Establishment
    1 Elementary Logistic & Management Course (ELMC) SOLAM BNS TITUMIR
    2 Supply & Secretariat Advance Course (SSAC)
    3 Supply & Secretariat Basic Professional Course (SOBPC)

    Ser Name of Courses Name of School Name of Establishment
    1 Junior Staff Course (JSC) Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA) Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA)
    2 1st , 2nd ,3rd Term Cadet Course
    3 Midshipman Course BNA/Training Ships; BNA/Training Ships

Officers in the rank of Lt/Lt Cdr are selected for Long/Specialization courses in home and abroad on basis of merit and grading in OPR. Officer in the rank of Lt Cdr/Cdr are also selected for Staff Course in Bangladesh and Abroad.

For enhancing the conceptual skills, senior level officers of the rank of Captain and Commodore are nominated for Higher Command course like National Defence University(NDU), National Defence College(NDC),Naval Command Course(NCC),Armed Forces Warfare Course( AFWC),Advanced Operations & War fighting Course(AOWC),Master of Philosophy (M Phil),Master of Security & Strategic Studies(MoSS), Bachelor of Security & Strategic Studies(BoSS) and Higher Management Course like Capstone, Disaster and Human Security Management(DHSM),International Defence Management Course(IDMC), Senior International Defence Management Course(SIDMC),Royal College of Defence Studies(RCDS) etc

Professional and Other Courses

Officer in the rank of Sub Lieutenant and Lieutenant normally avails wide range of courses as follows

  • Operator and Maintainer Course for Selected Equipment.
  • Tactical Course for Fast Attack Craft (FAC)
  • Computer Course.
  • Junior Staff Course.
  • MWTC (Maritime Warfare Tactics Course).
  • Principal Warfare Officer Basic { PWO (B)} Course.
  • Electronic Warfare (EW) Instructor Course.
  • NSI/SMI (National Security Intelligence/School of Military Intelligence).
  • Basic Diving Officer (BDO) Course.
  • Basic Hydrography Course.
  • Train the Trainer Course.
  • Torpedo Command and Tactics Course.
  • Missile Officers Course.
  • Para Trooper/Commando Course.
  • Naval Commando Basic (NCB)/Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Sea Air & Land (SEAL)/Naval Special Forces (NSF) Course.
  • Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO) Course etc