Instituted in 1959, this Order is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who have performed conspicuous acts of gallantry. The post nominal letters for this Order are PSPNB, DHPNB, PNB and PJB.
The first two classes carry the right to the titles ‘Dato Seri Pahlawan’ and ‘Dato Hamzah Pahlawan’ respectively.
The collar is designed with suitably styled military emblems of crossed daggers, swords, tridents and arrows in the various links. All these emblem s are decorated in a combination of red, green, and white enamel.