1. Professor Brigadier General K M Salzar Hossain, ndc, psc was commissioned in Bangladesh Army in the Corps of Engineers. The officer had his early Schooling/education in Rajshahi Cadet College. He graduated from CU in 1984. On completion of his basic courses on military engineering, Professor Brigadier General Salzar was sent to BUET to complete his graduation in CE. Accordingly he completed his studies in CE in 1993. Later he completed MSc in Engineering from BUET in 2001. 2. During his services in Bangladesh Army, Professor Brigadier General Salzar was posted as a Lec and Asst Prof in the School of Military Engineering at Qadirabad Cantonment. He was again posted at MIST as an Asst and Assoc Prof in the Dept of CE. He also held the appointment of Prof and Dean of the Faculty of CE and the Head of the Dept of Architecture at MIST. His area of studies/teaching included Structural Engineering, Environment Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Hydraulic Structures, Sediment Transport, Project Planning & Management. As a part of training, in Bangladesh Army, Brigadier General Salzar attended the Staff Courses in Defence Service Command and Staff College and obtained Masters in Defence Studies from National University. He also studied in National Defence College and obtained Masters of Strategic and Development Studies from BUP. 3. Besides his services in the various School and Institutions, Professor Brigadier General Salzar had the privilege of serving in some of the coveted command and staff positions. He served as the Project Director, Construction of Server Stations for Electoral Database, Election Commission, Bangladesh and also Project Director, Road Construction Projects in Chittagong Hill Tracts. He commanded a Bangladesh Engineer Contingent in UNMIL, Liberia and an Engineer Battalion in Bangladesh Army. Professor Brigadier General Salzar is also a widely travelled person and visited Angola, China, England, KSA, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Namibia, Sierra Leon, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.