The College Coat of Arms

The MAFSC Coat of Arms was designed in 1972 by Prof Dr Syed Muhammad Naguib Al-Attas of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.


Crown. A five pointed gold crown.

Shield. The surface of the shield is divided horizontally across the center with the top portion having three segments of azure, red and dark blue. In the center are the three Malay Keris unsheathed and crossed symmetrically with an open book placed over the blades. The bottom portion is colored yellow with a fully blossomed red Bunga Raya (Hibiscus) in the center.

Motto. "ILMU HIKMAT GAGAH" inscribed on the open book.


The crown resembles the cap badge of the Royal Malay Regiment and signifies a historical linkage with the formation of the Regiment, being the forerunner of the Malaysian Armed Forces. The crown also symbolizes the Yang Dipertuan Agong and signifies an unswerving allegiance and loyalty to the King.

The three Keris indicate the martial character of the College, while the open book symbolizes acquisition of knowledge. The three segments represent the Army, Navy and the Air Force command and staff training conducted at the College.

The bottom portion of the shield signifies the support of the Nation with a constitutional monarch as the Head of State. The Bunga Raya symbolizes the national aspiration with its petals representing the five pillars of the Rukun Negara. The upright stamen implies a dedication to propagate knowledge and the customs and traditions of the Armed Forces.

The motto, which is inscribed on the pages of the open book, conveys the meaning that the wisdom of strength lies in knowledge. This is phrased in the form of a motto which is translated as "KNOWLEDGE IS THE SOURCE OF STRENGTH".