Armed Forces Division (AFD) is a Division under Prime Minister’s Office. This Division enjoys ministerial status and also has parallel functions with Ministry of Defence (MoD) for Armed Forces of Bangladesh. This Division is a Joint Coordinating Headquarters for three services and also shall function as Joint Command Centre (JCC) during war situation. During peace time, this Division coordinate and accord government approval on matters related to operations, plans, training, intelligence, civil military relations, administrations and logistics. AFD also coordinates and communicates issues between other ministries and Armed Forces of Bangladesh. AFD is headed by Principal Staff Officer (PSO), an officer of the rank of Lieutenant General with the status and authority of a Senior Secretary of Bangladesh Government.