Apply: Army Direct Short Service Recruitment 2024

The Nigerian Army has opened its online portal for Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers 28/2024.

According to information by the army, the application would end on February 23, 2024.

The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel, but only serving military personnel sponsored to civil institutions by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces shall be considered.

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Entry Requirement:

All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Be a Nigerian as defined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 30 years. Medical consultants could be between 25 – 40 years of age by April 2024.
  • Be medically, mentally, and physically fit according to NA standards.
  • Be recommended and attested to his/her good character by at least 2 recognizable referees who are either a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or an officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin. Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
  • Measure in height at least 1.68m (for males) and 1.65m (for females).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Possess a valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital, or Local Government Council or a valid age declaration.
  • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
  • Applicants must possess an NYSC discharge certificate or valid exemption certificate as appropriate.
  • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant regulating bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
  • Only Post-secondary academic credentials obtained from 2014 to date will be considered.
  • Applicants must present valid contact addresses and telephone numbers of parents/guardians and Next of Kin as appropriate.
  • Candidates must not have any bodily inscriptions or tattoos.
  • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to Post-secondary).
  •  Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendation by their Commanding Officers/Commanders. They must also present valid letter(s) of Service sponsorship to tertiary academic institutions (where applicable). Additionally, they must have served for a period of not less than 5 years.
  • Candidates must not belong to any cult/society/fraternity.
  • Candidates with the ability to swim will have an added advantage.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should visit to apply recruitment.army.mil.ng and the Application is Free.

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