This is the first time that female Bangladesh Army officials have been made battalion commanding officers
For the first time in Bangladesh Army's history, four female officers have been made commanding officers of as many battalions following their promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel from major.
Chief of Army Staff Gen Aziz Ahmed adorned the promoted officers with their new rank badges at a ceremony at the Army Headquarters on Thursday, according to an ISPR statement.
Of them, three have been appointed as the commanding officers to three artillery battalions, while one has been made the commanding officer to an engineers' battalion.
The officers are: Lt Col Sanjida Hossain (Artillery), Lt Col Syeda Nazia Royhan (Artillery), Lt Col Farhana Afrin (Artillery), and Lt Col Sarah Amir (Engineers).
On September 30, 2018, Bangladesh Army found its first female major general in Dr Susane Giti.