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Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment 2019/2020 and How to Apply Online

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In this page, we are going to guide you on how to apply for the Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment 2019 for graduates and undergraduates. If you are interested in the different positions now advertised for recruitment, kindly read through thoroughly on how to apply.

The Nigerian Armed Forces are the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Its origins lie in the elements of the Royal West African Frontier Force that became Nigerian when independence was granted in 1960.

Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment

Applicants are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. Only serving military personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

Read Also: 2019 Ongoing Recruitment at The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

Below are the Vacant Position

♦ Nigerian Army Short Service Combatant Commission Officers Recruitment (SSC 46/2020)

♦ Meteorologist

♦ Electrical/Mechanical Engineer (Army Aviation)

♦ Air Traffic Controller/Communicator

♦ Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

♦ Officer – Directorate of Army Physical Training

♦ Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineer

♦ Officer-Directorate of Army Public Relations

♦ Officer – Directorate of Islamic Affairs

♦ Officer-Directorate of Legal Service

♦ Nigerian Army Education Officer

♦ Chaplain (Roman Catholic)

♦ Chaplain (Protestant)

♦ Army Corps Officer – Military Police

♦ Nigerian Army Finance Officer

♦ Army Band Officer

♦ Professional – Allied to Medicine

♦ Pharmacist

♦ Nurse

♦ Dental Therapist and Dental Technologist

♦ Clinical Psychologist

♦ Optometrist

♦ General Duty Medical/Dental Officer

♦ Medical and Dental Consultant

♦ Army Ordnance Officer

♦ Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineer

♦ Army Corps Officer – Supply and Transport

♦ Army Intelligence Officer

♦ Army Signals Officer

♦ Army Engineer

♦ Pilot (Rotary)

Find requirements for each of the positions here.

Related: Ongoing 2019 Recruitment Exercise at NDLEA | Apply Here

Entry Requirements

All applicants for Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment 2019 are to must satisfy the following conditions in order to be eligible for recruitment:

1). Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

2). Be a male or female between the ages of 22 and 35 years, while medical consultants be not more than 40 years of age by October 2019.

3). Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.

4). Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant character and integrity. These could be by a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or an officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the state of the applicant. Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.

5). Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.

6). Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.

7). Must not have been convicted by any court of law. Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).

8). Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any recognized institution of learning.

9). Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.

10). Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.

11). Applicants (Less serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.

12). Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.

13). Only academic credentials obtained from 2006 to date will be considered.

14). Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.

15). Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.

16). Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post-secondary).

17). Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders. They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a period of not less than 5 years in the unit.

18). Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

19). All female applicants are advised to seek for commission into specialist corps e.g. Medical, Legal Service or Army Public Relations.

Method of Application to the Nigerian Army 2019 DSSC Recruitment

Applications are to be made online free of charge at

Print Out

Applicants for the Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment must print out their online generated photo-slip on completion of their application. The first page is to be signed by a Court of Law and the second page is to be signed by the Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any military officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent and above who hails from your state. Successful applicants are required to present their printed photo-slip to the selection board during the interview.


The Closing Date for Nigerian Army 2019 DSSC Recruitment Exercise is 28th September 2019.

If you need us to help you with information at the right time about Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment Application Form and Guide 2019/2020, kindly provide us  email address in the comment box below. Also, feel free to ask any question pertaining to this guide.

N/B: Applicants can only submit one application. Either Apply for SSC or DSSC. Applicants who submit more than one application WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.



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