Commodore Jobair Ahmad (E), ndc (RTD), BN
Commodore Jobair Ahmad, ndc (RTD), BN was born in a respectable family in Chattogram in the year 1961. His father late
Kaikobad Ahmad served as a Senior Executive in a multinational company. His grandfather late advocate Sultan Ahmad was
an ex MLA in the then general assembly of Pakistan. His paternal grandfather late Abdul Majid, whose younger brother was
Abdul Karim Shahitya Bisharad who contributed in the Bengali literature.
Commodore Jobair joined the Bangladesh Naval Academy as an Officer cadet on 01 November 1979. He then commissioned in the
Engineering branch of Bangladesh Navy on 05 May 1982.
Commodore Jobair attended various courses home and abroad. He obtained BSC in Mechanical Engineering from the Marshal
Tito Military Academy of the then Yugoslavia. He did Masters and MPhil in military studies from National Defense College,
Bangladesh. He attended system Engineering Management course in the UK, Military peace keeping operations in accordance with
rule of law course in the USA, Ordinance Engineering officers course in Pakistan, Officers Military police course in Bangladesh,
Intelligence and surveillance course in Bangladesh, Ammunition Technical Officers’ course at Rajendrapur, Bangladesh and National
Defense course in Bangladesh.
During his long and flourishing carrier in Bangladesh Navy, Commodore Jobair fruitfully served various ships and establishments.
He served as the chief Engineer in various naval ships and Frigates, Executive Officer in BN establishments and Naval Provost Marshal
in Chattogram Naval Area. He held the command positions which include Area commander Dhaka, Commanding officer in different naval
establishments. Besides he served as the Director of Naval intelligence at the Naval Headquarters, Member engineer at the Chattogram
port authority, Director General of shipping under the shipping ministry. He also served at the Bangladesh parliament secretariat as
the sergeant-at-arms. He served as a dean of various faculties and Pro-Vice Chancellor in Bangladesh University of Professionals.
During his early career he served as the deputy and additional director of the special security force (SSF). It is mentionable that
he got commendation on highest bravery from the chief of Naval staff (CNS), commendation from the speaker of National parliament for
commendable job in the SAARC speaker’s conference in Bangladesh and commendation from the UN force commander in Sierra Leone for
commendable co-ordination with rebel and militants group. In the United Nations peace keeping missions he served as Force Liaison
officer. He also received commendation for the preservation and creation of archive of the history of participation of Chattogram
port Authority of the freedom fight of Bangladesh from the authority. He received appreciation for the highest collection of illegal
arms during the operation clean heart from the task force.
Presently Commodore Jobair is engaged in providing consultancy in different agencies and delivers lectures in different institutions.
Commodore Jobair is happily married to Begum Nusrat Ahmad blessed with one daughter and two sons. He has five brothers and one sister.
All of them are highly educated and serving in different sectors.