The Nigerian Army DSSC  is thrilled to announce its annual recruitment into Short Service Commission (SSC). Short Service Commission is a type of commission in the Nigerian Army which is open to civilians and serving military personnel.

The Course provides the avenue for the enlistment of degree holders who desire to join the officer’s rank of the Nigerian Army as Combatant. 

The training period for this type of commission is usually 9 months of intensive Military Training and successful candidates are commissioned into the rank of Second Lieutenant. 

About Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment

The Nigerian Army is one of the top security outfits in Nigeria. Highly respected, and its responsibility is to protect Nigerian citizens from external attacks from the neighbouring countries.

The Nigerian Army DSSC invites recruitment applications from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Short Service Combatant (SSC) Commission officers.

The SSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. However, only serving military personnel sponsored to civil institutions by any of the Services of the Armed Forces shall be considered. Also, apply for Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service



Nigerian Army  Recruitment Requirement

  • Maximum Age  27
  • Minimum Height 1. 65
  • Minimum Grade Second Class – Lower Division

Short Service Combatant Commission Course 47/2021 Basic Entry Requirement

All applicants must satisfy the following conditions: 

  • Must be a Nigerian citizen as defined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.
  • A male or female between the ages of 23 and 27 by   January 2021.
  • Medically, mentally and physically fit according to Nigerian Army Standards.
  • Has recommendation and attestation for good character by at least 2 recognizable referees who is either 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 applicant’s state of origin. Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
  • You must submit a Letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
  • Your height must be at least 1.68m for males and 1.65m for females.
  • Must not have been convicted by any court of law. Military personnel must not have any disciplinary case and must be confirmed so by the Commanding Officer/Commander.
  • Applicant must possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit in the arts, sciences or humanities from an accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of the study.
  • Valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
  • Certificate of state of origin.
  • Applicants (other than serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess an NYSC discharge certificate or a valid certificate of exemption. Applicants completing NYSC in 2020 are eligible to apply.
  • Post-secondary academic credentials obtained from the year 2015 to date will be considered.
  • Contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
  • Should not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
  • You 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 official sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. All service personnel applicants are under obligation to declare their service status on the application as required by Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Failing to do so constitutes an offence in addition to disqualification at any stage.
  • Candidates must not be members of any cult/secret society/fraternity. 

Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment

Below are the stipulated steps on how to complete your application online.

  • Applications are to be made online free of charge from 18 August 2020 to 29 September 2020.    
  • Go online and visit the Nigerian Army web page at recruitment and choose SSC or DSSC option from the page.
  • You will be redirected to the page where you can read the qualification criteria for the ongoing SSC and DSSC courses.
  • Click on the “Apply Now” button for the SSC or DSSC as per your qualification.
  • At the prompt, you will be required to select if you are serving/have served in the Armed Forces of Nigeria, choose the appropriate option and proceed.
  • If you do not have an account click on “Sign Up” (verification will be sent to your email) or enter your login details and log in.
  • Fill out the form and ensure all required documents listed below are uploaded:
  • Recent  Passport photograph.
  • Educational certificates.
  • Evidence of membership of any professional body.
  • Certificate of state of origin.
  • Birth certificate or age declaration.

Please note that it is only applicants who successfully submit their application online will be considered.

Apply: here