The badge was instituted in 1931 and was issued to lecturers, instructors and professors attached to the Military High School (Şcoala Superioară de Război) with a length of teaching experience exceeding seven years. The institution itself was founded much earlier, nearly half a century before, on August 08, 1889 according to a Royal Decree No. 2073/1889.
Military High School Instructor’s Badge has an oval shape and represents stylized divergent rays with a central medallion bearing crowned monogram of the Romanian king Carol I during whose reign an institution had been established. Monogram is encircled by a name of the School in capital letters: “Şcoala Superioară de Război”. A ribbon with a Latin motto “Alere Flammam” with a stylized torch and two laurel branches superimposed on its center is placed at the bottom of the badge.
Its worth mentioning here that “Alere Flammam” is a shortened version of a Latin catchphrase “Alere Flammam Veritatis” accredited to a Roman poet Ovid and literally translated as “Feeding the flame of verity”. That motto is still widely used by modern institutions of higher learning.
The badge (45x58 mm approximately) was made of silvered brass with gilt finish of the royal monogram and elements at its bottom, the motto remained black in color.
Military High School Instructor’s Badge was worn attached by a pin and catching hook on the right breast pocket of a tunic.
It was issued since 1931 until the abolishment of the monarchy on December 30, 1947.