• Fri. Oct 22nd, 2021

Commandant Biography

PAT KAT KMN PNBB (Lebanon)  dssc mpat psc MSoc Sc Def Studies (UKM)

Brig Gen Hj Fazal bin Hj Abdul Rahman is the 21st Commandant of the Malaysia Armed Forces Staff College (MAFSC) from 12 June 2020.

He was born in Kuala Lumpur on 26 August 1972. He joined the Royal Military College, Kuala Lumpur in 1991 and upon graduation from Royal Military College (RMC) of Duntroon, Australia, he was commissioned on 14 Dec 1993 into the Royal Malay Regiment (RMR) Corps.

He has served as an infantry officer at all levels of command which include the command of the 19th Royal Malay Regiment (Mechanized) Battalion in 2010. He then served as part of the Malaysian Battalion (MALBATT) under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in 2013. He has also commanded the Malaysia Peacekeeping Centre (MPC) as the Commandant in 2017.

In addition to his command roles, Brig Gen Fazal gained broad experience across Army, Armed Forces and the multinational HQ in a range of operational staff, training and administration appointments. In key staff roles, he was the Staff Officer Grade 3 G3 Army HQ – Infantry Directorate (2000), G3 of the 4th Mechanized Brigade (2005), Military Assistant to the Army Field Commander (2009), GSO 1 of the Army Training and Doctrine Command (2012), Military Assistant to the Chief of Army (2015) and as the Director of the Defence Training Department of the MAF HQ (2016).

Committed to the development of the future leaders, he has served as an instructor at the RMC and Army College at Ulu Tiram, Johor Bahru, Instructor at the Officer Cadet School (OCS), Waiouru, New Zealand and Instructor at the Malaysian Army Combat Training Centre (PULADA). He has also served as the Chief Directing Staff (CDS) of the MAFSC.

He has attended his career and functional courses both locally and abroad. He is a graduate of the French Ecole’ Etat-Major (EEM) Compiegne’ (2007), the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College (2014) and the Defence and Strategic Studies Course, Canberra (2018). He possesses Assc Diploma in Personal Administration from RMC, Duntroon (1993) and Masters in Social Science (Defence Studies) from the National University of Malaysia (2014). He is a Fellow of the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (CDSS), Australia.

Brig Gen Hj Fazal is married to Madam Hjh Habibah binti Hj Mazlan and blessed with three daughters (Sarah, Suffiah and Fatimah) and a son (Harith). He enjoys hiking, reading and golf.