Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019

Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019

Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019 –  This is all about Nigeria Army Short Service Combatant (SSC) Commission Officer Recruitment 2019. It contains recruitment requirements, recruitment list, SSC courses, departments, and recruitment portal online application form.

Nigerian Army –

  • Applications re invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into  Nigerian Army (NA) as Short Service Combatant (SSC) Commission Officers
  • SSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel.
  • Serving military personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

Consequently, applications re invited into  Nigerian Army (NA) as below:


Short Service Combatant Commission Officer

Location: Nationwide

Entry Requirements

Furthermore, all applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Must be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 30 years, while medical consultants be not more than 40 years of age by January 2019.
  • Must be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards, and
  • In addition,  2 recognizable referees  must attest to  applicant’s 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.

Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019


  • Candidates must submit  letter of Attestation from former institutions.
  • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
  • Again, 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).
  • 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.
  • And in possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
  • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
  • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.

Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019

  • Again, graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
  • Only academic credentials obtained from 2009 to date will be considered, and
  • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
  • You must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
  • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
  • 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, and
  • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.


Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019


Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019

Conditions of Service

  • SSC will be is for 15 years. Ten years will be on active list renewable thereafter for a period not more than 5 years.  Extension shall  not be granted after  fifteenth year of commission except on conversion to regular combatant commission where applicable.
  • Officer cadets who successfully complete the military training shall be granted the rank of second lieutenant.
  • Furthermore, 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.
  • Again, graduating officer cadets must sign acceptance on  terms and conditions governing  Short Service Combatant Commission before they re granted commission into Nigerian Army.
  • And  reckonable period of service will be based on the date of commencement of cadet training of both civilian and military personnel entrants.


Application Closing Date
30th November, 2018.

Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application
Follow the Application Guide below:

  • Log on to: to create an account.
  • From the home page, select “DSSC Criteria”.
  • Read the qualification criteria.
  • Click on “Apply Online”
  • Click on ‘Register’ to fill the registration form.
  • On successful registration, you will receive an email notification containing your login details.
  • Click on ‘Login’ to complete the Application Form.
  • Upload all required documents:
    • Passport photograph.
    • Educational certificates.
    • Evidence of membership of any professional body.
    • Certificate of state of origin.
    • Birth certificate or age declaration.

Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019

Finally, Print Out:

  • Print out your online generated photo-slip on completion of application.
  • Court of Law will sign the first page  while  Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any military officer of  rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent and above who hails from your state will sign the second page.
  • Printed photo-slips.

Further Information
For further information, you may call 08179269294 and 08109959294, or visit
Army Headquarters,
Department of Military Secretary,
Mambilla Barracks,
Asokoro – Abuja.

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Nigeria Army SSC Commission Officer Recruitment 2019

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