Lieutenant General Mollah Fazle Akbar, ndc, psc was commissioned in the Corps of Artillery, Bangladesh Army on 30 November 1976. His last assignment was Commandant, National Defence College (NDC), Bangladesh prior to going on Retirement on 16 February 2016. In his long service career, beside the regimental appointments, he served in different capacities. Presently he is working as Advisor of Regent Airways, Bangladesh operating in domestic and international routes. He is also The Chairman of Board of Directors of a Financial Institute, Bangladesh Industrial Finance Company Limited (BIFC).
As staff he worked as the Brigade Major of two Infantry Brigades, Staff Officer in Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), Grade One Staff Officer (Training & Operations) in an Infantry Division, Assistant Defence Adviser at Bangladesh High Commission in India and Colonel Staff in an Infantry Division. He also performed as Director of Military Operations and Director of Artillery in General Staff Branch, Army Headquarters.
Lieutenant General Akbar commanded an Air Defence Artillery Regiment. He also commanded an Air Defence Artillery Brigade (ADA) of Bangladesh Army and a Field Artillery Brigade. He also commanded a Sector of the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) presently known as Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). He was also the first Sector Commander of Bangladesh Sector in Liberia, UNMIL (United Nations Mission in Liberia) where he inducted and commanded a Brigade Group force. Before his last assignment as Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) he was holding the appointment of the Director General (DG) of Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI). General Akbar was the ‘Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Artillery’ of Bangladesh Army from March 2010 to February 2015.
He attended a number of courses both at home and abroad. He completed his Anti Aircraft Firing Drone Course from China and Security Intelligence Administration Course from United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Army Command and Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan. He is also a graduate of National Defence College, Bangladesh.
Lieutenant General Akbar earned Bachelor of Science degree in War Studies from Baluchistan University, Pakistan and obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed Masters in Social Studies (MSS) in Political Science from University of Dhaka and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Royal University, Dhaka. He earned his coveted Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.) from National University of Bangladesh. At present he is pursuing Ph.D as research fellow of Bangladesh University of Professional (BUP), Dhaka.