VICE ADMIRAL ZAHIR UDDIN AHMED,(ND),ndc, psc
Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed, (ND), ndc, psc was born in 1957 at Kapasia under Gazipur District.
He joined Bangladesh Navy in 1976 and was commissioned on 01 January 1979 as a graduate from Britannia Royal Naval College, UK with distinction.
Admiral Zahir is specialized in Navigation & Direction from Pakistan and First Attack Craft Command & Tactics from China.
He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur and US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
He is also an alumni of National Defence College, Mirpur.
A successful navigator, Admiral Zahir commanded different types of ships of Bangladesh Navy for almost 14 years during his 20 years of sea service.
successfully commanded the most modern frigate of Bangladesh Navy
also commanded Naval Bases and served in different important appointments in Naval Headquarters, Armed Forces Division, Fleet and Area Headquarters.
commanded Chittagong Naval Area and BN Fleet as Commodore Commanding Chittagong and Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla respectively.
Outside the Navy, he
was also appointed as Commandant Marine Academy
, Deputy Director General and Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard
Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed assumed the duties of Chief of the Naval Staff as Rear Admiral on 29 January 2009 and was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral on 03 October 2009.
Admiral Zahir is happily married to Begum Shabnam Ahmed and has a closely-knit family with one son Tehzeeb Ahmed and one daughter Irtisha Afnan.
Admiral Zahir is a keen golfer.
likes to read books and magazines during the leisure time.