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Malaysian Navy Recruitment 2021/2022 and How to Join

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Malaysian Navy Recruitment 2021/2022 and How to Join.

Malaysian Navy Recruitment… Ministry of Defence was established on 31 August 1957 and officially began operations in a building located in Brockman Road (now Jalan Dato’ Onn), Kuala Lumpur. This building also housed the office of the first Defence Minister, the late Tun Abdul Razak bin Datuk Hussein,  who served from 31 August 1957 to 22 September 1970.

Malaysian Navy Recruitment 2020

Malaysian Navy Recruitment 2020

To accommodate all the agencies under one roof, the government has decided to build a new building for the Ministry of Defence. As symbolic, the foundation stone was laid by the then Deputy Defence Minister, Dato’ Abu Bakar bin Datu Abang Abang Haji Mustapha on 10 March 1982. The new building is located at Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur and was built with a budget of RM144 million and was completed in mid 1985. This 20 storey high building is known as “WISMA PERTAHANAN”  and provides office space and meeting rooms. The area around “WISMA PERTAHANAN” known as the Defence Complex also provides facilities such as multi-storey car park building, auditorium, prayer room, Field of Defence (Parade Ground), guard stations, towers, computer room, ‘helipad’, cafeteria and others.

Royal Malaysian Navy

Enlistment – noncommissioned for twelve years as non-commissioned officer and granted the extension of service for one more three years unendingly till twenty one years and may be submitted to the upper authority for thought and approval. A pension would incline once twenty-one years of service as a serviceman.

Royal Malaysian Navy
Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia
Crest of the Royal Malaysian Navy
Website www.navy.mil.my

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is the naval arm of the Malaysian Armed Forces.



Main article: Malaysian military ranks

NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Laksamana Armada
Admiral of the Fleet
Laksamana Madya
Vice Admiral
Laksamana Muda
Rear Admiral
Laksamana Pertama
Flotilla Admiral (Commodore)
Leftenan Komander
Lieutenant Commander

The Sultan of Selangor, as Commodore-in-Chief of the RMN, holds the rank of Honorary Rear Admiral and as such wears a normal Rear Admiral’s uniform.

NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Malaysia No equivalent No insignia
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Warrant Officer Class 2
Bintara Kanan
Chief Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Petty Officer
Laskar Kanan
Leading Seaman
Laskar Kelas Pertama
Able seaman
Laskar Kelas Kedua
Ordinary Seaman
Laskar Muda
Perajurit Muda
Seaman recruit

Officer’s Service Outline


Malaysian Defense National University’s Officers Cadets

– Passed Malaysian Certificate Education.

– can begin their degree (honor) study and army training.

– are going to be commissioned as 2nd lieutenant or equivalent once getting their degree (honor).

– Promotion – once they’ve undergone some courses, passing promotion examination, accessibility of appointment and counseled by higher authority.

Graduate’s Officers Cadets

– degree (honor) graduates in given field.

– Undergone acquire preparation for nine months.

– are going to be commission as lieutenant or equivalent.

– Promotion – once undergone some courses, passing promotion examination, accessibility of appointment and counseled by higher authority.

Type of Commissions

General Duty List – Officers with degree (honor) in given field.

Professional Duty List – Officers with degree (honor) in medical and medical specialty

– Special Duty List – A serviceman that had been direct commission to officers.

Type of Service

Short-Commissioned Officer

-Served for ten years as commission officers and granted the extension of service for more three years. The appliance for extension of service once thirteen years has passed ought to be submitted to the authority beyond thirteen years for decision and approval. Application as Regular Officer are often created beyond five years’ service and may fulfill the service needed declared.

Regular Officer

– Length of service is going to be fix till the age of retirement (base on rank) and eligible.


The RMN’s Fleet HQ is called KD Malaya, in Lumut, Perak. Other bases are located at Tanjong Gelang, Kuantan, Pahang, which also serves as HQ Naval Region I and KD Sultan Ismail at Tanjung Pengelih, Johor, where the Recruit Training Centre is located. Bases are also located in Sandakan, Sabah. The principal submarine base is located at Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah, which also serves as HQ Naval Region II.

Another base is also being constructed on Pulau Langkawi, Kedah to provide the RMN with readier access into the Indian Ocean. Ready access into the Pacific Ocean is available via the existing base at Semporna, Sabah.

Malaysian Navy Recruitment Requirements


  • Age


You have to be at least 18 years and not more than 39 years to join the Malaysian Navy.

Applicants who aren’t up to 18 years and are just 17 need to seek and have parental consent.


  • Citizenship


You have to be a citizen of Malaysia by birth

At least either of your parents must have Malaysian citizenship.


  • Marital Status


Whether you are single, married, divorced or widowed, you are eligible to participate in the recruitment process of the Malaysian Navy.

Note that there is no guarantee that you would be posted to the same place with your partner if he or she is also recruited into the Malaysian Navy.


  • Criminal record


Applicants must ensure that they have no record of felony against that or any pending case of felony in any reputable court of justice.


  • Education


Applicants must at least be educated up to high school level for recruits while those who seek to enter through to the officer rank must at least have a college degree.


To apply to the Malaysian Navy, click here. Ensure you fill out the necessary forms correctly.

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