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General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, ndc, psc was born on 01 December 1958 in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh. The General was commissioned on 18 June 1978 in Armoured Corps from Bangladesh Military Academy. He has taken over the Command of Bangladesh Army as Chief of Army Staff on 25 June 2015.

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1 Barisal Cadet College.

Barisal Cadet College is a military high school in Rahmatpur, Babuganj, Barisal, Bangladesh. It is located 12 km from Barisal, beside the Dhaka Barisal highway. Before the independence of Bangladesh, the then Pakistan government established four cadet colleges by following the British public schools' model. After independence, due to the success of those schools, the Bangladesh Defense Force kept those colleges (which are high schools by American definition) and established eight more cadet colleges (three girls and five boys). Previously, it was Barisal Residential Model College. In 1981 the Bangladesh government converted it into a cadet college.

2 Comilla Cadet College

CCC is located in Kotbari, Comilla, about 8 km from the center of Comilla. A paved road connects the campus with town and points of interest in the vicinity. Most of the college’s land and buildings are surrounded by concrete walls with patrolled gates. CCC owns approximately 52 acres (21 ha) of land, including cadet dormitories known as "houses", staff quarters, academic buildings, a mosque, dining hall, storage facilities, a hospital, a fish pond, sports facilities and administrative offices. The campus is largely self-contained; however, seriously ill cadets are provided care at the nearby Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

3 Faujdarhat Cadet College

Faujdarhat Cadet College boards 300 boys between the ages of 12 and 18, 50 in each year for grades 7 to 12. Admission is through a nationwide test composed of written, oral, medical examinations & ISSB. It was the first cadet college to be established in erstwhile East Pakistan. It was established on 28 April 1958[1] by New Zealander William Maurice Brown. Until 1965, it was known as the East Pakistan Cadet College. The Principal of the school is ranked Lieutenant Colonel, and is appointed by the Adjutant General's branch of the Bangladesh Army.

4 Feni Girls’ Cadet College

Feni Girls’ Cadet College is the 11th among 12 cadet colleges in Bangladesh. The College aims at producing well disciplined, devoted and self sacrificing young citizen who strive for excellence to be globally competent. The education is imparted with a view to inculcating in them values of respect, loyalty and ethical awareness that will help them to lead a life of honesty, integrity and dignity.The overall system and management in Feni Girls’ Cadet College is designed in such a way that the cadets get all types of facilities needed for their balanced growth.

5 Jhenaidah Cadet College

Jhenidah Cadet College is one of the twelve (12) specialized residential public schools of the country. The college was established on 18 October 1963, with the first intake in 1964. It is the second cadet college among all Cadet Colleges in terms of Seniority. It is located by the side of Jhenidah-Kustia High Way, two kilometers away to the north of Jhenidah town. The campus has an area of 103 acres (42 hectare).

6 Joypurhat Girls’ Cadet College

‘Shikkhai Progoti’-keeping this motto in mind, Joypurhat Girls’ Cadet College launched its voyage on 15 April 2006 with 100 Cadets from Class VII and VIII. Afterwards, each year Cadets have been regularly recruited in Class VII only. The official process to convert the earlier abandoned cement factory into a cadet college began in early 2004. The construction and renovation of phase-1 was completed by 2005. It was finally and officially inaugurated by the then honourable Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on 16 July 2006. According to the date of establishment, it is 3rd among the girls’ cadet colleges and 12th among all the cadet colleges of Bangladesh.

7 Mirzapur Cadet College

Mirzapur Cadet College is a cadet college of Bangladesh. Like other cadet colleges it follows the national curriculum prescribed by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) and gives emphasis to extracurricular and co-curricular activities. The college is located on the edge of Tangail district, and the nearby Upazilla (Kaliakoir) in Gazipur district HQ is 3 km from the college. The college is 8 km south of Mirzapur Upazilla HQ, 37 km south-east from Tangail district town and 58 km north-west from the capital city Dhaka.

8 Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College.

Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College was established on 01 June 1982 covering 27.37 acres of land in the heart of Mymensingh town. It was the first girls' cadet college that came into being on the inheritance of Residential Model School (RMS). The aim of establishing the Girls' Cadet was to spread quality education among the young meritorious girls' with a view to making them all round potential citizen to qualify defense as well as civil services. After the admission tests for Class VIII, IX and X which were held at the very outset of the year 1983, the young cadets for the classes of VIII, IX and X walked into the first ever Girls' Cadet College on 29 March 1983. Motto of the college is "Oh lord! Enhance my knowledge."

9 Pabna Cadet College

Pabna Cadet College is a military high school, modeled after public schools in the UK (according to the Public Schools Act 1868), financed partially by the Bangladesh Army, located at Jalalpur, east of Pabna town, Bangladesh. Pabna Cadet College boards approximately 300 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 (roughly 50 in each year for grade-7 ) through a nationwide admission test composed of written, oral and medical examinations.

10 Rajshahi Cadet College

Rajshahi Cadet College is 25 km away from Rajshahi city. The college, the foundation of which was laid by the then President of Pakistan, Field Marshal Ayub Khan, on 6 November 1964, was formally inaugurated on 11 February 1966 as Ayub Cadet college, which was renamed soon after the independence of Bangladesh. The college was initially named Ayub Cadet College. It was established in 1966 during the Pakistan period. Pakistani dictator and Field Marshal Ayub Khan named the institution by his own name and laid the foundation stone. East Pakistan Governor Munaim Khan, a collaborator of the Pakistan occupation army who was later assassinated in 1971, inaugurated the college. The name was changed after Bangladesh obtained independence, and it is now known as Rajshahi Cadet College (RCC).

11 Rangpur Cadet College.

Rangpur Cadet College, is a military high school for boys in Rangpur, Bangladesh having about 300 cadets, 50 in each grade from 7th to 12th. A cadet college is an institution following the model of English public schools. The Pakistan government established the first cadet college in 1954 before the liberation of Bangladesh. In 1979, Rangpur Cadet College was established as the sixth cadet college of Bangladesh. The former Rangpur Residential Model High School was converted into a cadet college with some infrastructural modification.

12 Sylhet Cadet College

Sylhet Cadet College is the 1st cadet college established after the liberation war of 1971. Basically this college was established in the then East Pakistan as a Model School in 1969. In 1974, it was modified and converted to a Model College. General Ataul Gani Osmani, the Commander in Chief of our War of Independence took the initiative to turn it into a cadet college. Bangladesh Defense force modified this model college and converted it to a cadet college in 1978. In 1979, an admission test took place for selecting the students from model college in this newly modified cadet college. And thus the first, second and third batches of this new cadet college were from the then model college; and in the same year a fresh new batch (4th Batch) was taken as fresh cadets. The first batch passed out from the college in 1982 and the first intake i.e. fourth batch passed out in 1985.

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