Nigerian Army SSC & DSSC Recruitment Form 2022 is Out
NA Short Service Recruitment Application Form 2021/2022: Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC 26/2022) and Short Service Combatant (SSC 47/2022) Course Recruitment Application Form, Entry Requirements, Condition of Service, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2021/2022 Session.
Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) and Short Service Combatant (SSC) Commission officers.

The DSSC 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.

NOTE: Nigerian Army DSSC Application commenced on 26th March, 2022. Any application prior to this date is VOID.

Recommended: Nigerian Army Recruitment (RRI) Application Form & Guidelines

ABOUT NIGERIAN ARMY SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION (SSC)

The Short Service Commission (SSC) is a type of commission in the Nigerian Army which is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. The Course provides the avenue for the enlistment of degree holders who desire to the join the officers rank of the Nigerian Army as Combatant. 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. 

SHORT SERVICE COMBATANT COMMISSION COURSE (SSC 47/2022)

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:
  1. a. Be a Nigerian as defined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of
  2. Nigeria 1999 as amended.
  3. b. Be a male or female between the ages of 23 and 27 by January 2022.
  4. c. Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to Nigerian Army Standards.
  5. d. Be recommended and attested to his/her 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.
  6. e. Candidates must submit a Letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
  7. f. Measure in height at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female).
  8. g. Must not have been convicted by any court of law. Military personnel must not have any disciplinary case andmust be confirmed so bythe Commanding Officer/Commander.
  9. h. 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 accreditedinstitution of learning.Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
  10. i. Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
  11. j. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
  12. k. Applicants (other than serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid certificate of exemption.Applicants completing NYSC in 2021 are eligible to apply.
  13. l. Only post secondary academic credentials obtained fromYear2016 to date will be considered.
  14. m. Applicants must present validcontact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
  15. n. Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
  16. o. Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post-secondary).
  17. p. 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 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 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.
  18. q. Candidates must not be members of any cult/secret society/fraternity.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

    SSC will be granted for 15 years.Ten years will be on active list renewable thereafter for a period not more than 5 years. No extension shall be granted after the fifteenth year of commission except on conversion to regular combatant commission where applicable.

    a. Officer cadets who successfully complete the military training shall be granted the rank of second lieutenant with seniority effective date of commencement of cadet training.
    b. Conversion to regular combatant commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    c. All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance of the terms and conditions governing the Short Service Combatant Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    d. The reckonable period of service for civilians who become commissioned officers will be based on the date of commencement of cadet training while that of military personnel applicants would be effective date of enlistment.

    Requirements

    Minimium Age23
    Maximium Age27
    Minimium Height1.65
    Minimium GradeSecond Class - Lower Division
    Application Period19 Aug 20 - 29 Sep 20

      ABOUT NIGERIAN ARMY DIRECT SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION COURSE (DSSC)

      The Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) is a type of commission in the Nigerian Army which is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. The training provides the avenue for the enlistment of degree holders who are professionals in specified fields. Training period for this type of commission is usually 6 months of intensive military training and successful candidates are commissioned as Lieutenant.

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

      DIRECT SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION COURSE (DSSC 26/2022)

      CORPS AND SERVICES

      Applications should be into any of the following Corps and Services of the NA:

      a. Nigerian Army Engineers.  Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Eng), B Eng (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Land Surveyor, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Marine/Water Engineering, Architecture, and Building Engineering/ TechnologySuch academic fields must be registered with the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) or regulating professional bodies.

      b. Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps.  Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, B Eng, B Tech, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Cyber/Network Security, Programming, Network Engineering, GIS/GEOINT, Data Science, Crypto Linguists (Arabic), Data Analyst, Social Media Specialist, and Digital Forensics/Forensic Analysis.

      c. Nigerian Army Medical Corps.  All applicants for the NA Medical Corps are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies and current practicing license. Other requirements are as follows:

      (1) Medical Consultants of Various Disciplines. Applicants could belong to fields of specialization such as General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Anesthesia, Neuro-Surgery, Cardiothoracic, ENT Surgery, Physicians (Cardiologists, Endocrinologist, Nephrologists and Neurologists), Ophthalmologists as well as Obstetrics and Gynaecologists, Pediatricians and Family Medicine Physicians. Applicants must also satisfy the following criteria:

      (a) Must be Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or equivalent Postgraduate Medical College.

      (b) Not be more than 40 years of age by July 2022.

      (c) Must have full registration of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for the undergraduate degree and additional qualification registration as appropriate.

      (d) Must have current MDCN license to practice as a specialist.

      (2) Medical Doctors (Non Consultants). Applicants must possess MBBS/BDS or equivalent with not more than 5 years post - qualification experience and must be fully registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

       (3)  Dental Surgeons. Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower degree and must be fully registered with relevant professional bodies.

       (4) Nurses. Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Second Class) Lower Degree in Pediatrics or Nephrology or they must be in one of the following categories: Orthopedic, Anesthetist, Registered or Psychiatric Nurses (with BSc Second Class Lower Degree) fully registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

       (5) Nursing. Applicants must possess MSc Nursing and fully registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

       (6)    Professionals Allied to Medicine. Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower degree in either Spesch Therapy or Occupational Therapy.

      (7) Pharmacists. Applicants must possess Bachelor of Pharmacy and must be fully registered with the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria.

      d. Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps. Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, B Eng, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Textile Technology, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Explosives Engineering and Explosive Science and Technology.

      e. Nigerian Army Corps of Military PoliceApplicants must possess a minimum of  BSc, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in either Forensic Science  or Psychology.

      f. Nigerian Army Education Corps. Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Ed) or BA (Ed) Second Class Lower degree in Museology, Archival Studies or Curriculum Development/Studies. All applicants for Education Corps are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies.

      g.  Nigerian Army Band Corps.  Applicants must possess a minimum of BA  (Second Class Lower) degree or HND Lower Credit or equivalent in Music with  Associate of Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) and Associate of Royal College of Music  (ARCM).

      h. Directorate of Army Public Relations.  Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in the following: Strategic Communication and Public Relations, Printing Technology, Animation and Graphic Design; and Cinematography.  Applicants must have evidence of Membership of any Professional body relating to media operation and journalism.

      i. Directorate of Islamic Affairs. Applicants must possess a minimum of BA, B Ed (Second Class Lower) degree in the following areas: Hadith and Islamic Studies, Tafseer (Exegesis) and Qur’anic Science, Hadith Sciences, Islamic Theology and Hadith, Islamic Propagation and Religious Studies; and Qur’an and Islamic Studies from recognized Nigerian universities, Azhar University, Cairo or Saudi University. Each applicant would be required to produce testimony of excellent character from a reputable Islamic religious organization in Nigeria. Applicants must be able to speak Arabic and English languages.

      j. Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant)Applicants must possess minimum of BA (Second Class Lower) degree in Divinity Theology from any of the Seminaries/Universities recognized by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant). Applicants must belong to one of the 18 major denominations of the protestant faith. Soldier applicants must have served the NA with a minimum of 6 years experience in Chaplaincy work and must be vetted and recommended by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant). Applicants must provide proof of Ordination, attestation and certification by an ordained Bishop.

      k. Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic). Applicants must possess a minimum of Bachelor of Arts (Second Class Lower) degree in Philosophy or Theology or be an Ordained Catholic Priest from a Roman Catholic approved seminary, affiliated to a National Universities Commission accredited University or Urbanian University, Rome. Applicants must have good standing in the church and be released by a Diocesan Bishop with a proof of ordination. Applicants must be vetted and recommended by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic).

      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

      All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:
      1. a. Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
      2. Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 30 years. Medical consultants could be between 25 - 40 years of age by July 2022.
      3. c. Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
      4. d. Be recommended and attested to his/her 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.
      5. e. Applicants must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
      6. f. Measure in height at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female).
      7. 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.
      8. h. Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning.
      9. i. Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
      10. j. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
      11. k. Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as appropriate.
      12. l. Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant regulating bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
      13. m. Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2011 to date will be considered.
      14. n. Applicants must present valid contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
      15. o. Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
      16. p. Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
      17. q. 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 to tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a period of not less than 5 years in the unit.
      18. r. Candidates must not belong to any cult/society/fraternity.
      19. s. All female applicants are advised to seek commission into specialist corps like Medical, Legal Service, Supply and Transport or Army Public Relations.

      CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

        Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for a total of 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years. Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
        a. Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic but based on application by an eligible commissioned officer. It is however based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
        b. All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance of the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
        c. The reckonable period of service for civilians who become commissioned officers will be based on the date of commencement of cadet training while that of military personnel applicants would be date of enlistment.
        d. Medical Consultant Officers on successful completion of military training shall be granted the rank of Major.
        e. Officer cadets who successfully complete the military training shall be granted the rank of Lieutenant with seniority effective date of commission except for medical consultants.

          METHOD OF APPLICATION

          Applications are to be made online free of charge from the 26th March, 2022.
          1. How to apply:
            1. Log on to https://recruitment.army.mil.ng/ to create an account.
            2. Read the qualification criteria.
            3. From the home page, select SSC/DSSC application. 
            4. On successful registration, you will receive an email notification containing your login details.
            5. Click on 'Login' to complete the application form.
            6. Ensure all required documents are uploaded:
              1. Passport photograph.
              2. Educational certificates.
              3. Evidence of membership of any professional body.
              4. Certificate of state of origin. 
              5. Birth certificate or age declaration.
          2. Print Out.    Applicants 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 while 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 would be required to present their printed photo-slips to the selection board during interview. 

          Requirements

          Minimium Age20
          Maximium Age30
          Minimium Height1.65
          Minimium GradeSecond Class - Lower Division
          Application Period19 Aug 20 - 29 Sep 20

          CLOSING DATE

          All applications must be submitted not later than 6th May, 2022.

          FURTHER INFORMATION

          For further inquiries, please call 08179269294 and 08109959294 between 0800 - 1800 hours daily.