Huq most recently served as the Principal Staff Officer, Prime Minister’ General’ s Office, Armed Forces Division. He has also served as an Aide-de-Camp to the President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Huq is the recipient of Sword of Honour.
General Huq was commissioned in the Armoured Corps of the Bangladesh Army in June 1978.
Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq was born on December 1958 in Brahmanbaria. Belal obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dhaka University and master"s degree on ‘Defense Studies’ from National University Bangladesh and Masters in Philosophy from Bangladesh University of Professionals.
Huq received formal education from Dhaka University and afterward attended Bangladesh Military Academy. After graduation, he was commissioned in Armoured Corps on 18 June 1978.
He was adjudged as the best all round cadet of his batch and was awarded with Sword of Honour.
In a distinguished career spanning almost 37 years, Huq has hold a variety of command, staff and instructional appointments. He commanded two Armour Units, three Brigades and two Divisions. He also served as Military Secretary and Adjutant General of Bangladesh Army.
From 1988 to 1989, Huq served as a Military Observer with the United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG).
Huq was appointed Deputy Force Commander and Chief Military Observer of UNMEE on 4 January 2007.