Nigerian Army Short Service Combatant Recruitment 2010 (SSC)

Nigerian Army Short Service Combatant Recruitment 2010 (SSC)
Nigerian Army Resumes Online Recruitment

The Nigerian Army has commenced the online recruitment into the Forces for this year. The process has been made as easy as possible to enable a wide range of people to apply easily. All You need to do is get a scratch card from the bank which contains your PIN code. You can also use your ATM card to apply.

1. The Nigerian Army invites applications from able bodied and qualified Nigerians for the grant of Short Service Combatant Commission (SSC) as officers into the Nigerian Army. The Short Service Combatant Commission offers an excellent opportunity to young Nigerians who want to have an experience in the Nigerian Army without necessarily having to spend their entire career life in it. The SSC is open to civilians or serving military personnel who must be male by gender.


2. All civilians or serving personnel must satisfy the following conditions:

a. Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

b. Be a male between the age of 24 – 29 years.

c. Possess at least a BA, BSc or HND of not less than 2nd class lower (2.2) or equivalent in the arts, sciences or humanities from any recognized institution.

d. Measure at least 1.66m in height.

e. Be medically and physically fit.

f. Possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.

g. Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, hospital or local government council of birth or valid age declaration.

h. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.

i. Must not have been convicted by any competent court of law on any criminal grounds.

j. Recommended by at least two recognizable referee who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity.

Serving military personnel must be recommended by their commanding officers.


3. 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 admitted 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 of 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.

5. Applications close 16 May 2010.

Photo Requirements

1. Candidates must upload and submit a passport photograph with this application form. The submitted image must adhere to the following specifications. Photographs submitted must be a recent photograph, taken within the last 6 months.

Failure to comply with any of the following requirements may cause your application to be rejected

2. Image Acquisition.

a. The image file may be produced by acquiring an image with a digital camera or by digitizing a paper photograph with a scanner.
b. Digital enhancement or other alterations or retouching are not permitted.

c. The original aspect ratio of the image must be preserved. (No image stretching is allowed.)

3. Compositional Specifications.

a. Content.
(1) The image must contain the full face, neck, and shoulders of the applicant in frontal view with a neutral, non-smiling expression and with eyes open and directed at the camera.
(2) The image must not contain any parts of the body below the applicant’s shoulders.

(3) The image must not include other objects or additional people.

(4) Applicant must be vertically oriented in the image.

(5) The image must be from a recent (within 6 months) photo of the applicant.

b. Size.

(1) The image size should be 200 pixels x 200 pixels (4cm x 4cm) and not more than 25 kilobyte..
4. Photo Validation . Before beginning the application process, you should verify that your picture complies with all requirements.


1. Ensure that you have a digital and clear passport photograph.

2. There are three (3) types of payment (BranchCollect Pin, Virtual PIN and ATM card). After you make your payment, you will login with your choice of username and password. This login enables you to enter your application and upload necessary documents. Note that your username and password are case sensitive.

3. Fill all the fields provided in the application form and upload a passport photograph. Click the submit button. Your input data would be displayed. Cross check to ensure there is no mistake in the information you have provided. Click the “Modify” button at the bottom of the page if there is need for correction otherwise click “Next” button to upload your documents.

4. The next page displays the processed form with all the submitted information. You may print this page before proceeding to the next page (Declaration Page).

5. The Declaration Page contains the applicant’s declaration and certification by parent to be signed in a Court of Law, another one to be signed by LG Chairman . You must print this page .

( E-Tranzact)

– Obtain a PIN Code from any branch of Oceanic bank in Nigeria after the payment of N2,000 Application Fee to the cashier.
– Login to
– Select Short Service Combatant Commission(SSC) Application link on Top of this page.
– Click on the Register and Make Payment link
– Select Virtual PIN Mode.
– Enter your username, password, Confirmation Order Number and submit.


– Login to
– Select Short Service Combatant Commission(SSC).
– Click on the Register and Make Payment link
– Select Interswitch Payment Gateway or eTranzact Payment Gateway.
– Enter your username, password and submit.
– This will bring you to the Interswitch/eTranzact Gateway page where you type your ATM card parameters
– After successful payment of N2,000, login and begin to fill the forms and upload your passports and documents.


For further information:

Please call the following support lines: 01-7339334,07026936166,07092426991 ,07037729780, 07061869927, 09-3140117 or 09-8734009.

For more information on the Nigerian Army, visit

Army Headquarters
Department of Military Secretary
Mambilla Barracks
Asokoro Abuja


  1. Pls sir,i have applied for the short service combatant.needs informationlike thus;when is the interview coming up,what and what will be required in the interview.

  2. Sir, i receive an information from my friends that the result for interview is out. Sir, i want to know may be it is true or not. Pls sir, help me send the detail to my email address above. Thanks.

  3. please what is the latest about the ssc application becauswe i applied…please if thers any information concern this pklease keep me informe

  4. Sir, i applied for the 2010 short service combatant commission and i was not shortlisted. sir when is the 2011/2012 application coming no is 08055744874. Thank you very much in anticipation.

  5. hi
    His good to write this short letter here, i just want to comfirm maybe the form is out because i want to obtain it as soon as possible.

    I have been waiting seen some month for the form, I was thinking maybe lack of imformation thats why am here i really want to server my country and see where it goes out.I love my country.

    Please I will be glad if you can get back with me shortly.

    I can’t…Oluwaseun

  6. pls sir, can you enlight me more on ssc and regular service because am confused, i am an NCE older and i wish to serve in the nigeria army can i obtain a form

  7. Hello Sir,
    Please Sir,i will like to know more about the 2011 Nigeria Army Direct Short Service Commission form will start selling..and is this same for apply to the Airforce and Navy?because i will like to become a Naval officer of an Airforce..besed on my couse of study in the University.


  8. pls sir, like 2 know when the direct short service commission will be out next year pls infor me or send an sms on 07030429029

  9. when will the form of dssc/ssc be on sale for the year 2011/2012.

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  10. I’m a corper & will be through with my service by March nxt year.I will b 24 in Dec. 2011.Sir,I want to knw if I can also obtain a form.If yes,when will the form be out?

  11. I like to know when the start selling 2011/2012 DSSC into Nigerian Army. Pls for God seek sent the date will start to my E-mail address. Thanks

  12. Thanks for the information being made available to the general public via this website, i most say before now i know little about ssc, but going through this site, i find it very interesting to be of such a wonderful opportunity to serve our fatherland. please i want to know when is the next face of ssc will commence, but i will be eligible by 2012 because i will be due for the nyc by June this year(2011).am looking forward to have more information on this subject matter. thanks once more.

  13. You are doing a good work. May the Almighty God bless you. Just like the proceeding request, I want to be fully informed when the 2011 SSC reqruitment will be in place because I am passionately interested. I am not fulfilled until I wear the GREEN COLOURED uniform. Thanks and God Bless.

  14. am a batvh b corper member that will be giving my discharge letter by june this year,please can in apply for the DSSC for the Nigerian Army.and am a military personnel,does it really has an added advantage?and when will the form be out?

  15. Dear sir/madam, i want to know when the NIGERIAN ARMY (SSC) 2011 FORM wil be on sales and where i can obtain it. I wil be glad 2 recieve your response towards this matter. Thanks very much in anticipation. UDUJI M.A.

  16. Good afternoon sir,please when will the nigeria army short service combatant(ssc) recruitment form be on sale.Thanks.

  17. Sir, l studied Agricultural Engineering from the polytechnic. My course is not specified in the placement, which option best suit my course when applying. Also l want to know the date for sale of form for SSC 2011. Thank you sir.

  18. Sir pls i am a motor veh mechanic, i have only SSCE certificate and also i have a mechanic and Driver Trade Test certificate. Pls can i be accepted? Pls sir i need a reply thanks. This is my nub 08057146448.

  19. Goodday sir/ma, more grease to your elbow. Pls i just want to confirm if a third class holder in bsc. Maths can apply for this SSC form.thanks! My m.number is 08067886464

  20. sir,
    just want to know if we that registered for ssc under oceanic bank are part of those will be screened in the on coming screening which starts by 17th of this month.? this information was gotten @ pls sir let me know because if yes, i will have to travel to markudi on wednesday 15th of this month

  21. hello sir am seriously want to serve my conutry with passsion,pls if u know how to help me when the shortlisted name is out,one love,goal,unity etc. u can alart me wit dis no 08064940778 or 08071301603.Remain bless.

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