Army Opens Recruitment Portal for Commissioned Personnel

Nigerian Army has opened applications for citizens and serving military personnel interested in joining its commissioned cadre popularly known as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC).

The force noted that it would consider serving military personnel who were sponsored to civil institutions by any of the country’s armed forces.

Interested applicants are advised to visit and choose DSSC option from the page. Subsequently, they are advised to fill in their details including relevant credentials.


Applicants must meet the following conditions:

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.

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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 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.

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.

Applications are invited for qualified candidates in the following areas:

• Accounts and Budget
• Chaplain
• Education
• Engineering
• Business Education
• Human Resources Management
• Hydrography
• Imam
• Music
• Sports/Physical Training
• Logistics
• Legal Services
• Medical Doctors
• Pharmacist
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Dentist
• Radiographer
• Dental Therapist
• Dietician
• Biomedical Engineer
• Public Health Officer
• Nursing


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