What Is the Nigerian Air Force?
The Nigerian Air Force is one of the 3 branches of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The Nigerian Air Force defends the territorial integrity of Nigeria through control and exploitation of air and space.
What Is The Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission?
The Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) is a 6 months intensive military training specially designed for University and or Polythecnic graduates drawn from different disciplinary backgrounds, to serve as officers in the non combat services of the Air Force.
The Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service is open to civilians and serving military personnel alike. After 6 months of intensive training, candidates who succeed will be commissioned and placed on the Flying Officer Rank.
Entry Requirements For Joining The Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service
The entry requirements for joining the Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service can be seen below;
1- You have to be a Nigerian.
2- The stipulated ages for both male and female applicants is between 22 and 35 years. This is applicable to both civilians and serving personnel whom are willing to enlist.
3- You have to be in good medical and physical conditions.
4- In height, as a male applicant, you should not measure less than 1.66m tall, while female applicants should measure not less than 1.63m tall.
5- Perish the idea of applying for the Nigerian Air Force DSSC if you have ever been convicted by a law court.
6- The minimum requirements for both HND and Bsc holders from recognized Polythecnics and Universities are Lower Credits and Second Class Lower Division respectively.
7- Except you are serving in the Nigerian Armed Forces, applicants must have completed the compulsory one year NYSC program. If not, you’ll have to present an exemption certificate.
8- You must have a valid birth certicate or a valid age declaration memo endorsed by the necessary bodies.
9- You must have a valid state and local government of origin certificate.
10- Lastly, you must present at least 2 recognizable referees that will attest to the your character and integrity.
To apply for the Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission, visit the Direct Short Service Commission portal here.
How To Apply For The Nigerian Airforce Direct Short Service.
Every applicant willing to apply to join the Nigerian Air Force should go to https://airforce.mil.ng/career. From there you’ll be required to fill in your information in the recruitment portal. This process doesn’t cost any amount of money. Anyone asking you to pay any amount prior to the recruitment process definitely wants to scam you as the Nigerian Air Force will not request any money from you.
Note that registering twice can attract automatic disqualification. Also ensure to print out the filled form from the recruitment portal.
Another thing to take seriously is to make sure you have and register with a valid email address and a reachable contact number. These are the major means of communication that the Nigerian Air Force will use to contact you after filling the forms on Their portal.
Make sure you register with a valid email address and phone number so that it will be easy for the Nigerian Airforce to communicate to you in case of any changes in the recruitment process.
Are you interested in joining any branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces? Read my article “Advice to Those Thinking About Joining the Nigerian Military” here.
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