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Nigerian Army E-Application Portal 2019

Nigerian Army E-Application Portal – SSC Recruitment Application 2019

SSC Recruitment Application 2019 –  Welcome to the Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal. Applicants are to submit ONLY one registration. This exercise closes 28th September, 2019. We are please to inform you that the recruitment into SSC has commenced and the following are the requirement as stated below.


  1. Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Short Service Combatant (SSC) Commission officers. The SSC is 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.


  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 23 and 28 by January 2020.
  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 Govement 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.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
  6. Candidates must submit a Letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
  7. Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) 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 in the arts, sciences or humanities from any accredited institution of leaing. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
  10. Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Govement Council or valid age declaration.
  11. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
  12. 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.
  13. Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2014 to date will be considered.
  14. Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
  15. Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
  16. Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post-secondary).
  17. 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 minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. All service personnel applicants are under obligation to declare their service status on application as required by Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service.
  18. Candidates must not be members of any cult/secret society/frateity.


  1. 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 goveing 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.


How to apply for Nigerian Army SSC Recruitment 2019

Welcome to the online application portal for shortlistment and final selection for training into the officer cadre of the Nigerian Army. On this portal, you can fill the application form, edit your application form, view your application profile, upload your credentials, and check your application status to know if you have been shortlisted.

Follow this order:

(1) Log on to www.nigerianarmyms.ng


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