2019/2020 Combatant Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission Course 45

2019/2020 Combatant Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission Course 45

2019/2020 Combatant Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission Course 45 is out. The Combatant Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission invite qualify Applicant. This is a Short Service Combatant (SSC) Commission officers jobs in the Army.

This job vacancy is open for both civilians and serving military personnel. However, only serving military personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

2019/2020 Combatant Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission Course 45

Combatant Nigerian Army Direct Short Service General Entry Requirement

This Combatant Nigerian Army Direct Short Service General Entry Requirement is for all who are interested on the job. The following are the prerequisites for the job;


  1. Applicant must be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  2. Suitable Applicant that is male or female must be in the ages of 23 and 27 by January 2019.
  3. Medically, the candidate must be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA Standards.
  4. Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. Serving military personnel must be recommended by their commanding officers. Civilians could be recommended by 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 state of the applicant. Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
  5. Candidates must submit a Letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
  6. Applicant male height must measure at least 1.68m and 1.65m for female.
  7. Qualify candidate 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).
  8. Interested personnel must possess at least; a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division. Better still HND of not less than Lower Credit in the arts, sciences or humanities from any recognized institution of learning.
  9. Must also Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
  10. In like manner, candidate must possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
  11. Applicants (other than serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid certificate of exemption as the case may be.
  12. Only academic credentials obtained from 2013 to date will be considered.
  13. In like manner, Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
  14. Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
  15. Furthermore, Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post-secondary).
  16. 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 in tertiary academic institutions.  Additionally, they must have served for a period of not less than 5 years in the unit.
  17. Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.


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  1. The 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.
  2. Officer cadets who successfully complete the military training shall be granted the rank of second lieutenant.
  3. 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.
  4. All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Short Service Combatant Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
  5. The reckonable period of service will be based on the date of commencement of cadet training of both civilian and military personnel entrants.


  2. Interested and qualify applications are to be Click Here
  3. Application Starting and Closing Date
  4. Starts on 19th of October 2018 and closes on 30th of November 2018 .
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Other Prerequisites

  1. From the home page, select SSC application.
  2. On successful registration, you will receive an email notification containing your login details.
  3. Click on ‘Login’ to complete the application form.
  4. Ensure all required documents are uploaded:
  5. Passport photograph.
  6. Educational certificates.
  7. Evidence of membership of any professional body.
  8. Certificate of state of origin.
  9. Birth certificate or age declaration.
  10. 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.
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