DHAKA: Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) Rear Admiral M Farid Habib,(ND), ndc, psc, has been appointed as chief of the Naval Staff on Sunday.
The government has also promoted M Farid Habib to the post of Vice Admiral.
Farid Habib joined the Bangladesh Navy as an officer cadet on 08 July 1976.
He attended International Midshipman Course in Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, UK in 1977.
Later, he was commissioned in the Executive Branch in BN on 01 January 1979.
He attended various courses both at home and abroad. He attended Short Navigation Course in Australia in 1983, Navigation & Direction Course in Pakistan in 1985, Missile Course under Chinese Experts in 1986, Command and Staff Course at Mirpur, Dhaka in 1989, Naval Staff Course at Newport, USA in 1991, Base Mine Sweeper Course in China in 1994, Joint Warfare Course in UK in 1999, Sea Safety Training Course in UK in 2002, and National Defence Course at Dhaka in 2006. He did Masters in Defence Studies under National University, Gazipur in 2004.
He also held the top command positions which includes Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN), Commodore Commanding Khulna (COMKHUL) and Naval Administrative Authority, Dhaka.
Besides, he served at Naval Headquarters as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel), Director of Naval Operations, Director of Naval Plans, Director of Signals, Director of Naval Armament Inspection and Supply, Naval Secretary and Judge Advocate General.
He also served as Director of Plans in Bangladesh Coast Guard.