Nigerian Army SSC & DSSC Recruitment Application Form 2016 – See Eligibility

The Nigerian Army Year 2016 SSC and DSSC
Shortlistment Exercise has commenced…!
Applicants can only submit one application.
Either Apply for SSC or DSSC. Applicants who
submit more than one application WILL BE
DISQUALIFIED.
Applications are now invited from eligible
Nigerian for commissioning into the Nigerian
Army as Short Service Combatant (SSC) and
Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers.
The SSC and DSSC are open to 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.
NIGERIAN ARMY SSC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
All applicants must satisfy 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 24
and 29 years by October 2016.
c. Be medically, mentally and physically fit
according to NA Standards.
d. 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.
e. Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation
from their former institutions.
f. Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m
(for female) in height.
g. 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).
h. Possess at least a first degree of not less
than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not
less
than Lower Credit in the arts, sciences or
humanities from any recognized institution of
learning.
i. Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the
National Population Commission, Hospital or
Local Government Council or valid age
declaration.
j. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
k. Applicants (less serving members of the
Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge
certificate or a valid exemption as the case may
be.
l. Only academic credentials obtained from 2011
to date will be considered.
m. Candidates must present contact addresses
and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and
Next of Kin
n. Candidates must not have any body
inscriptions or tattoos
o. Candidates must tender all original copies of
educational certificates (primary to post
secondary).
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 NA
sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions.
Additionally, they must have served for a period
of not less than 5 years in the unit.
q. Candidates must not be members of any cult/
society/fraternity
NIGERIAN ARMY SSC – CONDITIONS OF
SERVICE.
SSC will be granted for 10 years. Six years will
be on active list renewable thereafter for a
period up to 3 years. No extension is allowed
after the ninth year of commission except on
conversion to Regular Combatant where
applicable.
a. Officer cadets who successfully complete the
military training shall be granted the rank of
Second Lieutenant.
b. Conversion to regular 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 on 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 will be based
on the date of commencement of cadet training
of both civilian and military personnel entrants.
NIGERIAN ARMY DSSC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
All applicants must satisfy 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 22
and 35 years, while medical consultants be not
more than 40 years of age by October 2016.
c. Be medically, mentally and physically fit
according to NA standards.
d. Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable
referees who must attest to the applicant
character and integrity. These could be 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.
e. Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation
from their former institutions.
f. Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m
(for female) in height.
g. 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).
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 recognized
institution of learning.
i. Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the
National Population Commission, Hospital or
Local Government Council or valid age
declaration.
j. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
k. Applicants (Less serving members of the
Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge
certificate or a valid exemption as the case may
be.
l. Graduates with professional qualifications must
be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized
by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of
cadet training.
m. Only academic credentials obtained from
2006 to date will be considered.
n. Candidates must present contact addresses
and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and
Next of Kin.
o. Candidates must not have any body
inscriptions or tattoos.
p. Candidates must tender all original copies of
educational certificates (primary to post
secondary).
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 in tertiary academic institutions.
Additionally, they must have served for a period
of not less than 5 years in the unit.
r. Candidates must not be members of any cult/
society/fraternity.
s. All female applicants are advised to seek for
commission into specialist corps e;g Medical,
Legal Service or Army Public Relations.
NIGERIAN ARMY DSSC – CONDITION OF
SERVICE.
Direct Short Service Commission will be granted
for 10 years, for an initial probation period of 3
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. It is 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 on 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 will be based
on the date of commencement of cadet training
of both civilian and military personnel entrants.
d. Medical Consultants Officers on successful
completion of military training shall be granted
the rank of Major and Direct Regular
Commission.
e. Officer cadets who successfully complete the
military training shall be granted the rank of
Lieutenant with no advantage of seniority.
NIGERIAN ARMY CORPS AND SERVICES.
Applications should be into any of the following
Corps and Services of the NA:
A. Nigerian Army Medical Corps.
(1) Medical and Dental Consultants. Applicants
could belong to either of the following fields of
specialization such as General Surgery,
Orthopaedic Surgery, Anaesthesia, Neuro
Surgery, Cadiothoracic, ENT Surgeons,
Physicians (Cardiologists, Endocrinologist,
Nephrologists and Neurologists),
Ophthalmologists as well as Obstetrics and
Gynaecologists, Paediatricians and Family
Physicians. Applicants must also consider 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.
(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 licence to practice
as a specialist.
(2) General Duty Medical/Dental Officers.
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.
Note: All applicants for Medical Corps, are
expected to present proof of registration with
their professional regulatory bodies and current
practicing license.
B. 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 qualification
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 work experience.
(2) Mechanical Engineering. Minimum of B Eng
or HND in Mechanical Engineering with not less
than 2 years work experience.
(3) Electrical Engineering. Minimum of B Eng or
HND in Electrical Electronics (Power option).
(4) Air Traffic Controller. BSc in Geography/
Physics/Mathematics with NCAA approved Air
Traffic Control License.
(5) Fire Fighter. BSc in Chemistry/Physics with
NCAA approved Fire Fighting License from any
reputable organization.
C. Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant).
Applicants must possess minimum of BA
(Second Class Lower) degree in Pastoral
Psychology, New Testament Theology, Old
Testament Theology, Pastoral Counseling and
Child Evangelism 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 5 years
experience in Chaplaincy work and must be
vetted and recommended by the NA Directorate
of Chaplain Services (Protestant).
D. Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman
Catholic).
Applicants must possess a minimum of 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. Applicants must be vetted and
recommended by the NA Directorate of Chaplain
Services (Roman Catholic).
E. Directorate of Islamic Affairs.
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 English Language.
F. Directorate of Legal Service.
Applicants must possess LLB BL from a
recognized institution. A minimum of 2 years
post Law School legal practice is required and
applicants must present evidence of this.
G. Directorate of Army Public Relations.
Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA
(Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower
Credit) in Journalism, Radio and Television
Broadcasting, Radio Operation and Performance.
Applicants must have evidence of Membership to
any Professional body in relation to media
operation and journalism.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NIGERIAN ARMY SSC
AND DSSC APPLICATION.
The following will apply:
a. Applications are to be made online.
b. To apply:
(1) Log on to www.nigerianarmyms.ng to create
an account.
(2) Read the Qualification Criteria.
(3) From the Home Page, Select SSC
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:
-passport photograph.
-educational certificates.
-evidence of membership of any professional
body.
-certificate of state of origin.
-birth certificate or age declaration
c. 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 and 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 are
required to present their printed photo-slip to the
selection board during interview
CLOSING DATE
5. All applications must be submitted not later
than 13th June 2016.
FURTHER INFORMATION
6. For further information, you may call
07046349788 and 09099170154, or visit
www.army.mil.ng
For technical support and complaints, call the
following support lines 07018447913 or email
support@nigerianarmyms.org

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