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– Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Requirements –

Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Requirements: This page will guide you on the latest information about how to apply for the Nigerian Army Direct Short Service (DSSC) job application for graduates and undergraduates.

Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Requirements for Para-military

Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course

The Nigeria Army DSSC recruitment is open to all eligible Nigerians. This means that graduates from any discipline can apply for the program. The beauty of it is that both civilians and military personnel can apply for the program at once.

Both of them are placed on the same scale and we took them through the same measure of screening, interview, and examination before they consider the applicants worthy of admission.

Current Vacancy Position Examples from Past Years

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 by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

Available Vacant Positions

The NAF invites applications from qualified candidates for training as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Cadets in the following capacities below:
1. Aircraft Engineer.
2. Armament Technologist.
3. Operations Officer.
4. Communication, Information and Space Technologist.
5. Logistics Officer.
6. Works and Services Officer.
7. Air Intelligence Officer.
8. Administrative Officer.
9. Air Provost.
10. Public Relation Officer.
11. Legal Officer.
12. Education Officer.
13. Chaplain.
Location: Nationwide
Application Closing Date: 30th August 2021.

CLICK HERE to see the available positions.

Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) – Services

Nigerian Army Engineers: Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, B Eng (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas.

Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Land Survey, Quantity Survey, and Geo-Informatics/GIS.

Nigerian Army Signals: Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc  (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer.

Also, Cyber Security Analyst, Information Technology Systems Engineer, DataBase Managers/Administrators, Software Engineers.

Robotics Technology Engineers, Website Design, Satellite Communication Engineers, Switch/Terminal/Network Engineers and Fibre Optics Engineers.

Applicants with working knowledge and certification in any of Alien Vault SIEM, Behavioral Analytics, ML/AI, SOAR tooling.

Vulnerability Management, Threat Intelligence Feeds and Process, Security Incident Response Processes and Activities, Firewalls/Email/Proxy/ERP, Office 365, AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud or similar securities technologies like Force Point, In tune and MFA have added advantage. 

Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps: Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas.

Psychology, Computer Scientists, Forensic Analyst, ICT Specialist, International Relations and Strategic Studies.

Applicants with working knowledge and certification in any of CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker, CISM: Certified Information Security Manager, CompTIA Security+, CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional, GSEC: SANS GIAC Security Essentials, CCA Data Analyst, Docker Certified Associate, Kubeetes Certification, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Certificate in any of these courses will be an added advantage.

Also, Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport: Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Catering and Hotel Management, Business Administration and Hospitality Services. Good working experience will be an added advantage.

Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps: Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, B Engr, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: 

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Procurement, Textile Technology/Leather Works, Printing Technology, Purchasing & Supply, Biochemistry, Logistic Management, and Chemical Engineering.

Therefore, Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: Applicants must possess a minimum of B Eng, BSc (Eng) (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas.

Mechanical Engineer, Automotive Engineering, Electrical Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineer, Materials/Metallurgical Engineering and Auto/Engineering Designs.

Others are Production Engineering and Computer Engineering. They must register such academic fields with the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Council for regulating Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

Nigerian Army Medical Corps:

1. Medical and Dental Consultants: Applicants could belong to specializations such as General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery.

Anesthesia, Neuro Surgery, Cardiothoracic, ENT Surgeons and Physicians (Cardiologists, Endocrinologist, Nephrologists and Neurologists) and Ophthalmologists.

Other relevant fields include Obstetrics & Gynaecologists, Paediatricians and Family Physicians. Applicants must:

1. Be Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or equivalent Postgraduate Medical College.

2. Be below 40 years of age.

3. Therefore, Be fully registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for the undergraduate degree and additional registered postgraduate qualifications as appropriate.

4. Have a current MDCN license to practice as a specialist.

2. General Duty Medical/Dental Officers. Therefore, Applicants must possess MBBS/BDS or equivalent and must be fully registered with the MDCN.

3. Optometrists. Applicants must possess Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree and must be registered with the appropriate professional body.

4. Dental Therapists and Dental Technologists. Applicants must possess Higher Diplomas and must be fully registered with relevant professional bodies.

5. Clinical Psychologists. Also, Applicants must possess BSc in Clinical Psychology.

6. Nurses. Applicants must possess BSc Nursing with full registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

7. Pharmacists. However, Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Pharmacy and must be fully registered with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria.

8. Professionals Allied to Medicine. Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower degree in any of the following areas.

Radiology – Medical Image Science, Hospital Administration, BMLS, AIMLS, and AIMLT Medical Laboratory Science.

Also, Physiotherapy, Environmental Health Workers, Nutritionist/Dietetics, Health Service Administration, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Health Information Management.

Note: All applicants for Medical Corps, are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies and current practicing license.

Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) – Corps

Nigerian Army Band Corps. Applicants must possess a minimum of BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND Lower Credit or equivalent in Music with L.R.A.M and A.R.C.M.

Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police. Also, all Applicants must possess LLB BL, and a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Criminology, Sociology, Psychology.

Nigerian Army Finance Corps. Applicants must possess a minimum of a BSc (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas.

Accountancy, Computer Science, Insurance, and Business Management. Registration with any of the following Professional Accountancy qualifications is compulsory: ICAN, ANAN, ACMA, ACCA, ACA.    

Nigerian Army Education Corps. Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower degree in any of the following areas:

BSc (Ed) in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Library/Information Science and B Ed in French, Portuguese, German and English Languages.   

Note: All applicants for Education Corps, are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies.

Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant). Applicants must possess a minimum of a BA (Second Class Lower) degree in Theology.

Divinity, Pastoral & Counselling, Religious Studies (Ordination), Evangelism, and BA in Ministry. A Masters Degree in any of these courses will be an added advantage.

The Qualification must be from reputable Seminaries/Universities recognised by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant).

Applicants must be Ordained from the Protestant recognised denominations of Mainland Orthodox/Evangelical Churches.

Soldier applicants must have served the NA with a minimum of 5 years the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant) must vet and recommend experience in Chaplaincy work. Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Requirements.

Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic). Applicants must possess a minimum of a Bachelor (Second Class Lower) degree in any of the following areas: 

Philosophy and Theology 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 also released by a Diocesan Bishop. The NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic must vet and recommend applicants).

Directorate of Islamic Affairs. Also, Applicants must possess a minimum of BA, B Ed (Second Class Lower) degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, LLB Sharia with Diploma in Arabic from recognized Nigerian universities, Azhar University, Cairo or Saudi University.

Each applicant would be required to produce testimony of excellent character from a reputable religious organization in Nigeria. Applicants must be able to speak the English Language.

Directorate of Legal Service. Therefore, Applicants must possess LLB BL from a recognised institution. A minimum of 2 years post-Law School legal practise is required and applicants must present evidence of this.

Directorate of Army Public Relations. Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in Journalism, Printing, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Radio Operation and Performance, Graphic Design, Public Relations, and Advertising.  

Applicants must have evidence of Membership to any Professional body in relation to media operation and journalism. Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Requirements.

Directorate of Army Physical Training. Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas:

Human Kinetics Specialist, Physical and Health Education, Sports Administration Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy or Sports Psychology.

Directorate of Army Aviation. Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc/B Eng (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) with other relevant trade qualifications from government-approved institutions for the following fields:

1. Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering. Minimum of B Eng or HND in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering with not less than 3 years of work experience.

2. Electrical/Mechanical Engineering. Also, Minimum of B Eng or HND in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering with not less than 2 years works experience.

3. Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. Minimum of B Eng or HND in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

4. Air Traffic Controller/Communicators. Minimum of BSc, B Eng or HND in Air Traffic Controller/Communicators with NCAA approved Air Traffic Control License.

5. Meteorologists. BSc or HND in Meteorology with NCAA approved License from any goverment approved organisation/institution.

6. Piloting (Rotary). Minimum of BEng or HND in Piloting (Rotary) with not less than 2 years of work experience.

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Entry Requirments into Direct Short Service Commission Requirements (DSSC)

Here is a comprehensive list:

1. All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

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

3. Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age

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

5. Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity.

These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any 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? They must affix passport photographs of referees to the letter of attestation.

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

7. Measure at least 1.68m (for males) and 1.65m (for females) in height.

8. 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).

9. Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from an accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of the study.

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

11. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.

12. Applicants must possess an NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.

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

14. Only post-secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.

15. Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parents/guardians and Next of Kin.

16. Aso, Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.

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

18. Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendation by their Commanding Officers/Commanders. They must also present a valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions.

19. Additionally, they must have served for 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

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

Condition of Service

1. Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years. They may grant direct Regular Commission on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.

2. Conversion to the Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on the availability of vacancies and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.

3. All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.

4. Medical Consultants applicants on successful completion of military training shall be granted the rank of Major.

5. Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

Method of Application

Application is carried out online and it is free.

Applications are to be made online free of charge from the 14th of August 2019.

A. How to Apply

1. Log on to www,nigerianarmyms.ng to create an account.

2. Read the qualification criteria.

3. From the home page, select 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 listed below 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.

B. Print Out

Applicants must print out their online generated photo-slip on completion of their application.

The first page is to be signed by the Registrar of Court of Law while the second page is to be signed by the applicants’ Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any military officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent and above who hails from his/her state.

Successful applicants would be required to present their printed photo-slips to the selection board during the interview. Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Requirements.

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Further Information:

For further information, you may call 08179269294 and 08109959294 between 0800 – 1800hours daily while the portal is yet open or visit www.army.mil.ng, www.airforce.mil.ng, www.joinnigeriannavy.com.

Army Headquarters,
Department of Military Secretary,
Mambilla Barracks,
Asokoro – Abuja.

FAQs About DSSC

I guess you now know about the DSSC. Below are the FAQs About DSSC.

1. What are the requirements for direct short service commission?

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


2. What are the requirements for short service?

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 32 years, while medical consultants should not be over 40 years of age.


3. What is the age limit for direct short service?

You must be between the Age of 22 and 28 Years. 3.Be medically and physically fit. 5. Must not have been convicted by any Court of Law.


4. How long is Army Dssc training?

The Nigerian army recruitment board will soon organise a 6 months training camp for the DSSC/SSC Course Applications


5. Is Dssc form out?

Yes, currently Nigerian Army DSSC Form is out. We have made official announcement as the application form is out and registration begins.
 
However, we will provide you with information you need to know about the Nigerian Army DSSC recruitment and what you should do as soon the form is out.


6. What is the age limit for army Dssc?

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


7. How long is short service commission?

They presently inducted sSC officers under the 10+4 scheme, wherein the officer serves for 10 years and can exercise the option of extending his service by 4 years.
 
Therefore, PC is granted to SSC officers subject to service requirement and availability of vacancies


8. How long is navy Dssc training?

The DSSC course takes roughly 9 months to complete and individuals given admission will be trained to enable them contribute to the activities of the NN.


9. What rank will I be in the Nigerian Air Force with a bachelor’s degree?

At the end of the training, graduates are issued with a Bachelor’s Degree and the rank of Flying Officer in the Nigerian Airforce.
 
In addition, this process is available in the Navy and Army. Must be a Nigerian and present Indigene certificate from Local and State Governments.

However, if you need us to help you with information at the right time, kindly provide us with your phone number and email address in the comment box below. Also, feel free to ask any questions at any time.

CSN Team.

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    1. uchendu says:

      When will Nigeria Army start 2018/2019 DSSC Recruitment

    2. MAOBI says:

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    5. Sunday mamza says:

      Please which is the actual age limit for dssc, and is exemption letter truly acceptable for dssc? Thanks

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    9. JAIYESIMI TEMITOPE says:

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    10. Daniel Arome says:

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    11. Anene Samuel Ifeanyi says:

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      I need information for the direct short service for Navy, Customs, Immigration and Police.
      Thankyou.

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    23. Salisu Usman says:

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    31. KINGSLEY says:

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