Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury, NBP, OSP, BCGM, PCGM, BCGMS, ndc, pscimage description assumed the command of Bangladesh Navy as 15th Chief of the Naval Staff on 26 January 2019. The long and highly versatile career of the Admiral spans across the national and international assignments. It is blended with important and sensitive Command, Staff and Instructional experiences within Navy as well as in Coast Guard, Inter-Services Organizations and Ministries.
Admiral Aurangzeb was born into a respectable family on 28 September 1959. He joined Bangladesh Naval Academy as an Officer Cadet on 10 June 1978. He attended basic naval training as Midshipman in German Naval Academy, Germany. On successful completion of training, he was commissioned in the Executive Branch in Bangladesh Navy on 10 December 1980.
During his career, Admiral Aurangzeb went through various education and training courses both at home and abroad. He has done Gunnery Specialization Course in India with distinction marks. He did Naval Staff Course from Germany and Ship Building Technology Course from South Korea. He attended National Defence Course and Capstone Course from National Defence College, Mirpur, Bangladesh. Apart from military studies, Admiral Aurangzeb is also very keen in higher civil education. He successfully completed BA and MDS (Masters in Defence Studies) from National University, MBA from Bangladesh Open University and M Phil from Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). Presently Admiral Aurangzeb is pursuing his PhD under BUP.
During his long and illustrious career in the Navy, Admiral Aurangzeb successfully commanded ships of all sizes including Frigates and major logistics, training and administrative bases of Bangladesh Navy. He held BN top command positions which include Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel), Commander Chattogram Naval Area, Commodore Superintendent Dockyard, Naval Secretary and Director at Naval Headquarters, Commandant of Marine Academy, Principal of Marine Fisheries Academy and Zonal Commander of Bangladesh Coast Guard.
Prior to assumption of the command of Bangladesh Navy, Admiral Aurangzeb was serving as Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard Force since 15 February 2016 under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Through his prudent vision he carried out different massive development projects for the overall improvement of the Coast Guard Force as well.
Admiral Aurangzeb received Commendation from the Chief of Naval Staff for outstanding performance and professional excellence in the Navy. He is also awarded with the highest achievement awards namely ‘Nou Bahini Padak’ (NBP), ‘Osamanyo Sheba Padak’ (OSP), ‘Bangladesh Coast Guard Medal’ (BCGM), ‘Bangladesh Coast Guard Medal Seba’ (BCGMS) and 'President Coast Guard Medal (PCGM) in recognition to his supreme professional excellence and distinguished both in Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Coast Guard correspondingly.
The Admiral takes interest in sports and other activities. He achieved Gold Medal for his sports efficiency from German Naval Academy. He has been awarded with the second highest scouts award ‘Silver Hilsha' by the Hon’ble President of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. He is proficient in German and French Language.
Admiral Aurangzeb is happily married with Dr. Afroza Aurangzeb, who is a Gynecologist & blessed with one son & one daughter.