List of formations of the Bangladesh Army

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The Bangladesh Army is headed by the Chief of Army Staff in the rank of general. Under the command of Army Headquarters, Bangladesh Army has 10 division-size regional commands and one Army training and doctrine command. The army training and doctrine command is headed by a general officer commanding in the rank of lieutenant general. Each regional command and respective division is headed by a major general. In addition, there are several independent brigades commanded by a brigade commander in the rank of brigadier general.

The following is the list of regional commands and formations of Bangladesh Army as of 2017 and has estimated 300,000 personnel.[verification needed]

Regional Commands[edit]

Army Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment[edit]

  • Direct Reporting Operational Command
  • Logistics Area Command
    • Army Military Police Unit
    • Signals Base Workshop
    • Army Supply and Transport Battalion (Army ST Bn)
    • Central Ordnance Depot (COD)
    • Army Security Unit (ASU)
    • 901 Central Workshop EME
    • 902 Central Workshop EME
    • Central Ammunition Depot (CAD)
    • Central Mechanical Transport Depot (CMTD)
    • Special Works Organisation-west
    • 13th Military Police Unit
    • Inspectorate of General Stores & clothing (IGS&C)
    • Inspectorate of Vehicle & Engineering Equipment (IV&EE)
    • Inspectorate of Electrical Equipments & Instruments (IE&I)

Army Training and Doctrine Command, headquartered at Mymensingh Cantonment[edit]

Barishal Area Command, Headquartered at Sheikh Hasina cantonment[edit]

Savar Area Command, headquartered at Savar Cantonment[edit]

Cox's Bazar Area Command, headquartered at Ramu Cantonment[edit]

Bogura Area Command, headquartered at Majhira Cantonment[edit]

  • 11th Infantry Division HQ

Sylhet Area Command, headquartered at Jalalabad Cantonment[edit]

Ghatail Area Command, headquartered at Shahid Salahuddin Cantonment[edit]

Chattogram Area Command, headquartered at Chattogram Cantonment[edit]

Cumilla Area Command, headquartered at Moynamoti Cantonment[edit]

  • 33rd Infantry Division HQ
    • 33rd Artillery Brigade
    • 44th Infantry Brigade
    • 101st Infantry Brigade
    • Swarnadweep Task Force

Jashore Area Command, headquartered at Jashore Cantonment[edit]

  • 55th Infantry Division HQ
    • 55th Artillery Brigade
    • 21st Infantry Brigade
    • 105th Infantry Brigade
    • 36th Armoured Brigade
    • 88th Infantry Brigade

Rangpur Area Command, headquartered at Rangpur Cantonment[edit]

  • 66th Infantry Division HQ
    • 66th Artillery Brigade
    • 16th Infantry Brigade
    • 72nd Infantry Brigade
    • 222nd Infantry Brigade (Saidpur Cantonment)


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