Nigerian Army (NA) begins recruitment for Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Officers

Nigerian Army (NA) begins recruitment for Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Officers

Nigerian Army (NA) begins recruitment for Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Officers

This is an invitation to eligible Nigerians to be commissioned into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The portal is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. Furthermore, interested applicants should take note of the below Corps and Services, to which they should apply; do not rush to read a single method or eligibilities for the application so as to avoid being disqualified.

Corps and Services for Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC)

  • Nigerian Army Medical Corps 
  • Medical Consultants of various Disciplines
  • Medical Doctors (Non Consultants)
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists
  • Dental Surgeons
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nigerian Army Band Corps
  • Directorate of Legal Service
  • Directorate of Islamic Affairs
  • Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant)
  • Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic)

 All applicants must satisfy the following conditions: Eligibilities, Entry Requirements

  • a.    Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • b.    Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 30 years. Medical consultants could be between 25 - 40 years of age by May 2023.
  • c.    Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
  • d.    Be recommended and attested to his/her good character by at least 2 recognizable referees 
  • e.     Applicants must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
  • f.      Measure in height at least 1.68m (for males) and 1.65m (for females).
  • g.    Must not have been convicted by any court of law. Military personnel applying must be free from any disciplinary case and endorsed by the applicant’s Commanding Officer/Commander.
  • h.      Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND (where applicable) of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning.
  • i.       Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
  • j.       Possess a valid certificate of state of origin. 
  • k.      Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or valid exemption certificate as appropriate.
  • l.       Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant regulating bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training. 
  • m.      Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2013 to date will be considered.
  • n.       Applicants must present valid contact addresses and telephone numbers of parents/guardians and Next of Kin as appropriate.
  • o.       Candidates must not have any bodily inscriptions or tattoos.
  • p.       Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
  • q.   Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
  • r.      Candidates must not belong to any cult/society/fraternity.
  • s.       Candidates with ability to swim will have added advantage.

How To Apply

Interested applicants are to use the below link address


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