To be the premier defence university in the region for education, training and knowledge creation.
The premier national institution dedicated to producing intellectual leaders of character committed towards selfless service to the nation in furtherance of national strategic interests.
UPNM is committed to excellence in serving the nation as a premier defence university for leadership and professional development, knowledge dissemination and application of defence science and technology, as well as policy research.
DUTY, HONOUR, INTEGRITY
(Kewajipan, Maruah, Integriti)