Nigerian Airforce Direct Short Service Commission 2024 course: How to Apply and Requirements for Application


Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission 2024 (DSSC) Course: How to Apply and Requirements for Application

The Nigerian Air Force recently announced a recruitment for the Direct Short Service Commission and has asked all eligible Nigerians to apply for the different professions.

The Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) is a type of NAF commission open to civilians and serving military personnel. The Course provides the avenue for the enlistment of degree holders who are professionals in specified fields. The training period for this type of commission is usually six months of intensive military training, and successful candidates are commissioned into the rank of Flying Officer.

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The registration or application for the recruitment started on January 29, 2024, and will end on March 11, 2024. The Air Force asked all graduates and post-graduate Nigerians to apply for the Direct Short Service Cadet in various professions.

All applicants who wish to apply for the recruitment must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower Division if they are a first-degree holder and Lower Credit for HND holders.

Vacant Positions for the Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission 2024

Here are the following areas where the vacancies for the Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission 2024 Recruitment occurred:

Aircraft Engineering: HND/BEng/BSc Mechanical Engineering, Airframe and Engine Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering. MSc would be an added advantage.

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Air Intelligence: BSc/HND Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System, Cartography Photogrammetry, Geography, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Computer Science (CompTIA A+, Ethical Hacking and OSINT), Cyber Security/Data Science, Computer Engineering, Mandarin Language (Chinese) and Arabic Language

Air Traffic Service: Must have specialist’s qualification or its equivalent (BSc/BTech/HND.

  • Air Traffic Control: BSC/HND (Sciences) or Air Traffic Control Licence (NCAA).
  • Meteorology: BTech Meteorology, BSc/HND Geography and BSc/HND Physics.
  • Fire: BSc/HND (Science) or BEngr (Civil Engineering) and BSc/HND Chemistry. Fire Fighting/Rescue Certificate would be an added advantage.

Armament Technology: BSc/HND/BEng, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry), Physics, Explosive Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering. MSc would be an added advantage.

Communication, Information, and Space Technology:  BEng/BTech/HND Radar Engineering, BEng/BTech/BSc/HND Communications Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, BSc Satellite Communication/Satellite Ground Station Engineering, BSc/HND Remote Sensing, BSc/HND Geographic Information System.

BSc/HND Rocketry/ Astronomy/Space Engineering, BSc Geography, BSc Geo-Physics/Physics, BEng/BTech/BSc/HND/MSc/MTech Telecommunications Engineering, ICT Engineering, Computer and Electronics Engineering, Robotics Engineering, HND/BSc/MSc Software Engineering/Developer.

HND/BSc/MSc Information Technology/Computer Science, Cyber Security, Computer Engineering, HND/BSc/MSc Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Robotics and Mechatronics. BSc/HND/MSc in other disciplines with proven competencies in Software Development languages such as PHP, Python, C++ and MERN Stack can also apply.

Possession of professional certificates such as CCNA Wireless, CCNP Wireless, Network+, Security+, CCNA Security, CCNP Security, CompTIA Security+, and other ICT proficiency are added advantage. Applicants are to submit details of GitHub accounts demonstrating competencies with successful projects.

Logistics: BSc/HND Purchasing and Supply/Procurement, Marketing, Business Studies, Economics, Statistics, Data Analytics, Industrial Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Chemistry, POL Laboratory Science, Database Administration/ Management.

Works and Service: BSc/HND Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geoinformatics, Quantity Surveyor and Land Surveyor

Catering Service: BSc/HND Hotel and Catering Management, BSc/HND Hospitality Management and BSC/HND Event Management.

Administration Personal service: BSc/HND Public Administration, Statistics.

Sports and Physical Education: BSc Physical and Health Education.

Air Provost: BSc Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, LLB, BL, BMLS (Lab Scientist), Veterinary and BSc Cyber Security

Education: BA(Ed)/BEd/BSc(Ed)/BTech in Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Geography, Building Construction, Electrical/Electronics, Agricultural Science, Hausa Language, Yoruba Language, Igbo Language, Economics, History and Library Science.

Chaplaincy: BA Theology/Divinity.

Imam: BA Islamic Studies, BA Ed Arabic Studies and Education and BA Sharia Law.

Music: BA/BEd Music.

Legal Services: LLB, BL.

Public Relations: BSc/BA/HND Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Television and Film Production

Medical Doctor/Consultant: Must possess MBBS, MBChB or equivalent by Nigeria’s Medical and Dental Council.

  1. Medical Doctors
  2. Dentist
  3. General Surgeon
  4. Orthopedic Surgeon
  5. Oncologist
  6. Family Physician
  7. Endocrinologist
  8. Anaesthetist
  9. Internal Medicine
  10. Ophthalmologist
  11. Nephrologist
  12. Orthodontist
  13. Restorative Dentistry

Therapeutics/Diagnostics/Medical Support Services: Must have specialist’s qualification or its equivalent (BSc/HND). Also, it must be fully registered by its Specialist’s Council of Nigeria and possess a current practising license in appropriate specialist areas:


  1. Radiography
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Medical Lab Science
  4. Psychology
  5. Health Information Management/Medical Records
  6. Physiotherapy
  7. Preventive Health/Hygiene Officer
  8. Dietician/Nutrition
  9. Dental Technology
  10. Dental Therapy
  11. Optometry
  12. Biomedical Engineering

Nurses: Must be registered and have a practising license from the Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery Council.

  1. BSc Nursing
  2. Anesthetic Nurses
  3. Peri-Operative Nurses

Account and Budget: BSc Accounting, Banking and Finance.

Museum and Archives: BA in History, Archeology, Anthropology and Museum Technology.

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Requirements for Application

1) Applicants must be Nigerian Citizens by origin or birth

2) Must be between the ages of 20 and 30 years (25-40 for medical consultants) by December 15, 2024

3) Your Birth date must not be before December 15, 1994 (and December 15, 1984, for medical consultants)

4) All applicants must not be less than 1.66m for males and 1.63m for females

5) Applicants must be physically, mentally and psychologically fit and must meet the Nigerian Air Force medical and employment standard

6) Applicants’ Local Government Area Attestation Form must be signed by a military officer from the same State as the applicants and not below the rank of Wing Commander in the Nigerian Air Force or equivalent in the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy or a Police Officer of the rank of Assistant Commissioner and above, or Local Government Chairman/Secretary, Magistrate and Principals of Secondary Schools attended by applicants can also sign the Attestation Form.

The Local Government Area Attestation Form must accompany the passport photograph and photocopy of the signees’ driver’s license, National ID Card, or International Passport. The signee is also to authenticate behind the applicant’s passport photograph.

7) Successful applicants are required to submit their original credentials for scrutiny at the Selection Board Interview Exercise. The credentials include the following:

  1. Two recent passport-size photographs are to be stamped and countersigned by an officer of the appropriate rank specified in Paragraph 6.
  2. Original and photocopy of birth certificate or Declaration of Age.
  3. Original and photocopy of educational/professional Certificates.
  4. Original and photocopy of Indigeneship certificate from applicant’s Local Government/State of Origin.
  5. Original and photocopy of Attestation to Good Character signed by Officer of appropriate rank as specified in paragraph 6

8) Any applicant suspected of impersonating or submitting false document(s) shall be disqualified from the Selection Exercise. Also, any false declaration detected later may lead to withdrawal from training.

Such applicants will be handed over to the Nigeria Police for prosecution. The Nigerian Air Force will not entertain any enquiries regarding applicants whose applications have been rejected.

Interested applicants are to note that the online registration is FREE OF CHARGE. Applicants must fill in valid email addresses and telephone numbers in the appropriate spaces in the Application Form.

9) On completion of the application forms, applicants must print out the under-listed documents:

  • Acknowledgement Form.
  • Parent/Guardians Consent Form.
  • Local Government Area Attestation Form

10) Successful applicants will be invited to the Selection Board Interview Exercise through the portal In addition to this, email and phone numbers could be used as deemed necessary.

11) Interested applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower Division for holders of the first degree and Lower Credit for HND holders. In addition, applicants must possess credit in English Language and Mathematics and degree courses of study. Computer literacy will be an added advantage.

12) Applicants must possess an NYSC Discharge Certificate or Letter of Exemption from NYSC when applying for DSSC.

13) Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria, where applicable.

How to Apply for the Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission Course

The Nigerian Air Force has opened a portal for those wishing to apply for the Direct Short Service Commission Course; here are the following steps to apply for the recruitment.

  • Visit the NAF recruitment website at
  • Go to the button with DSSC boldly written in the middle of the page and click on the Start Application button.
  • You will see the guidelines for applicants of the Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission 2024; read them carefully.
  • After reading it, proceed to the bottom of the page and click the Start Application button.
  • Read the instructions given to you, confirm that you have read them, and click Continue.
  • Put in your phone number and click on the Next button.
  • Enter your email address and proceed
  • Generate a strong password that you will be using to log in to that page.
  • After that, complete your application by following the instructions given to you after you log in.

Note: The application for this recruitment is free, so beware of scammers. For other technical support, you can call the following numbers -> 09064432351, 09055840142 and 07080646780 (from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm) or send an email to


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