The Nigerian Army are inviting eligible and qualified Nigerians for commision into the Nigerian Army as Direct Short Service  Commision officers ( COURSE 45/2019).The Direct  Short Service  Commison(DSSC) is open to both civilians and and serving military personnel.


Applications are into any of the following Corps and Services of the Nigerian Army;

Nigerian Army Enginneers:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Quantity/Estate/Land Surveying
  • Town Planning
  • Geology
  • Geographic Information System

Nigerian Army Signals:

  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Satellite Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Management Information Systems.

Nigerian Army Intelligent Corps:

  • Psycholology
  • Computer Information Management
  • Computer Data Mining
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Forensic Science

Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport:

  • Catering and Hotel Management
  • Food Technology
  • Shipping and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Administration
  • Economics or Marketing
  • Working experience will be an added advantage.

Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Ballistics
  • Physics
  • Production Engineering
  • Textile and Material Management
  • Logistic and Supply Management
  • Public Administration

Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers:

  • Automotive,Electronics, Mechatronics,Systems,Weapon and Marine Engineering
  • Marine Architecture
  • Material Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Must be registered with the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Council for for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).


  • Applicant must be Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
  • Male or Female between the age of 23-27 by January 2019.
  • Applicants must be medically,mentally and physically fit with accordance to Nigerian Army.
  • Recomendation by at least two referees who must attest to applicant’s character and integrity.
  • Applicants must submit letter of attestation from their former institution.
  • Height of  1.68M for male and 1.65 for female.
  • Applicant must have  not  been convicted by any court of law.
  • First degree certificate with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit in Arts, Science and Humanities from a recognised Institution.
  • Applicants must posses valid certificate of birth from National Population Commision, Hospital or Local Government Council and declaration of age from Court.
  • Valid Indigen certificate.
  • Applicants (other than serving members of the arm forces) must posses NYSC discharge certificate or certificate of exemption.
  • Only credential obtained from 2013 to date will be considered.
  • Full contact address and valid phone numbers of Parents/Guadians and  Next of kin
  • Candidates with inscription and tattoo on their bodies need not to apply.
  • All Original copies of credentials must be tendered.
  • Service personnel must present valid identity cards and recomendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
  • Applicants must not be members of any cult, society and fraternity.


Medical and Dental Consultants:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic
  • ENT Surgeons
  • Physicians (Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Nephrologists, and Neurologists)
  • Opthalmologist
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynaecologists
  • Paediatricians
  • Family Physicians

Criteria and Requiremnts:

  • Applicants must be fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or equivalent Postgraduate Medical College
  • Full registration of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for the undergraduate degree and additional qualification registration as appropriate.
  • Not more than 40 years old.
  • Current MDCÑ licence to practice as a specialist.

General Duty Medical/Dental Officers:

  • MBBS/BDS or equivalent with not more than 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Must be fully registered with MDCN.


  • Applicants Must posses Doctor of Optometry (O.D) degree.
  • Fully registered with appropriate professional body.

Dental therapist and Dental technologist:

  • Higher Diplomas
  • Must be fully registered with appropriate body.

Clinical Psychologists:

  • B.Sc in clinical Psychology


  • B.Sc Nursing
  • Fully registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria


  • Barchelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
  • Fully registered with the Phamacist Council of Nigeria

Professionals Allied to Medicines: Minimum of second class Lower degree in the following areas:

  • Radilogy; Medical Image Science, Hospital administration, BMLS, AIMLS, AIMLT
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Physiotheraphy
  • Environmental Health Workers
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Health Service Administration
  • Health Information Management.


Nigerian Army Band Corps:

  • Must posses minimum of Bachelor of Art (B.A)
  • Minimum of Second Class Lower Credit
  • Equivalent Certificate in music with L.R.A.M, A.R.C.M

Ngerian Army Corps of Military Police:

  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Psycology

Nigerian Army Finance Corps:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Must be registered with ICAN, ANAN, ACMA ACCA and ACA.

Nigerian Army Education Corps: Must posses B.Sc (Ed)and B.A (Dd) in the following field;

  • Chemistry
  • Physics 
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Library/ Information Science
  • French
  • Portuguse
  • German
  • English

Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant)

Directorate of Chaplain Services ( Roman Catholic)

Directorate of Islamic Affairs

Directorate of Legal Service

Directorate of Army Public Relation

Directorate of Army Physical Training

Directorate of Army Aviation:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Fire Fighter.

METHOD OF APPLICATION: Intrested and qualified applicants are to apply online free of charge from 19th October, 2018.


  • To apply visit to create an account using your email address and phone number,
  • After visiting the portal click on Direct t Short Service (DSS) and read all the instruction before starting your application.
  • After the registration you will receive email notification containing your login details and make sure you save them.
  • Click login to continue you application.
  • Make sure that you fill and upload all the required details and  documents, cross check, before submission of you applicstion.

CLOSING DATE: Submission of application will be closed on the 30th of November, 2018.