Nigerian Air Force DSSC Graduate Recruitment 2024

The Nigerian Air Force is the air branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It is one of the largest in Africa, consisting of about 15,000 personnel and aircraft including 8 Chinese Chengdu F-7s, 13 Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jets, Helicopter gunships, armed attack drones and military transport aircraft.

Applications are invited from eligible graduates and postgraduates for training as Direct Short Service Cadet.

Requirements:       Applicants are advised to carefully read the specific disciplines required below before filling the application form:


a.        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.

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

c.        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.

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

(1)      Air Traffic Control. BSC/HND (Sciences) or Air Traffic Control Licence (NCAA).

(2)      Meteorology. BTech Meteorology, BSc/HND Geography and BSc/HND Physics.

(3) Fire BSc/HND (Science) or BEngr (Civil Engineering) and BSc/HND Chemistry. Fire Fighting/Rescue Certificate would be an added advantage.

e.        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 discipline 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 to submit details of github accounts demonstrating competencies with successful projects.

f.         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.

g.        Works and Services. BSc/HND Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geoinformatics, Quantity Surveyor and Land Surveyor.

h.        Catering Services. BSc/HND Hotel and Catering Management, BSc/HND Hospitality Management and BSC/HND Event Management.

i.         Administration/Personnel Services. BSc/HND Public Administration, Statistics.

j.         Sports and Physical Education. BSc Physical and Health Education.

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

l.     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.

m.       Chaplaincy: BA Theology/Divinity.

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

o.        Music: BA/BEd Music.

p.        Legal Services: LLB, BL.

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

r.        Medical Doctor/Consultants. Must possess MBBS, MBchB or equivalent by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

(1)      Medical Doctors

(2)      Dentist

(3)      General Surgeon

(4)      Orthopedic Surgeon

(5)      Oncologist

(6)      Family Physician

(7)      Endocrinologist

(8)      Anesthetist

(9)      Internal Medicine

(10)    Ophthalmologist

(11)    Nephrologist

(12)    Orthodontist

(13)    Restorative Dentistry

s.       Therapeutics/Diagnostics/Medical Support Services. Must have specialist’s qualification or its equivalent (BSc/HND). Also must be fully registered by its specialist’s Council of Nigeria and possess a current practicing 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

t.         Nurses – BSc/RN and RM. Must be registered and have a current practicing license from the Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery Council.

           (1)      BSc Nursing

           (2)      Anesthetic Nurses

           (3)      Peri-Operative Nurses

u.        Account and Budget. BSc Accounting, Banking and Finance.

v.        Museum and Archives. BA History, Archeology, Anthropology and Museum Technology.



1.        Nationality: Applicants must be Nigerian citizen by origin or by birth.

2.        Age: Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 30 years by 15 December 2024 (25 - 40 years for Medical Consultants).  Please note the following:

a.        Candidates born before 15 December 1994 are not eligible, while candidates born before 15 December 1984 are not eligible for medical consultants.

b.        The Exercise is not for serving personnel desiring Branch Commission. Therefore, personnel above 30 years of age (born before 15 December 1994) are not to apply.

3.        Height: Applicants must not be less than 1.66m tall for males and not less than 1.63m tall for females.

4.        Medical Fitness: Applicants must be medically, physically and psychologically fit and must meet the Nigerian Air Force medical and employment standards.

5.        Local Government Area Attestation Form: 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 be accompanied by the passport photograph and photocopy of the signees’ Drivers Licence or National ID Card or International Passport.  The signee is also to authenticate behind the applicants’ passport photograph.

6.        Presentation of Original Credentials: Successful applicants are required to submit their original credentials for scrutiny at the Selection Board Interview Exercise. The credentials include the following:

a.        Two recent passport size photographs to be stamped and countersigned by officer of appropriate rank specified in Paragraph 6.

b.        Original and photocopy of birth certificate or Declaration of Age.

c.        Original and photocopy of educational/professional Certificates.

d.        Original and photocopy of Indigeneship certificate from applicant’s Local Government/State of Origin.

e.        Original and photocopy of Attestation to Good Character signed by Officer of appropriate rank as specified in paragraph 6.

7.        Any applicant suspected to have impersonated or submitted 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 in respect of applicants whose applications have been rejected. Interested applicants are to note that the online registration is FREE OF CHARGE.  Applicants are required to fill in valid email addresses and telephone numbers in the appropriate spaces provided in the Application Form.

8.        Application Form: On completion of the application forms, applicants must print out the underlisted documents:

a.        Acknowledgment Form.

b.        Parent/Guardians Consent Form.

c.        Local Government Area Attestation Form.

9.    Invitation for Interview Successful applicants would be invited for Selection Board Interview Exercise through the portal, In addition to this, email and phone numbers could be used as deemed necessary.


10.      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 course of study. Computer literacy will be an added advantage.

11.      Applicants must possess NYSC Discharge Certificate or Letter of Exemption from NYSC at the time of applying for DSSC.

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


Online Registration starts on 29 January 2024 and closes on 11 March 2024.

Interested and qualified candidates should visit to apply

Application Process is FREE OF CHARGE and no payment should be made at any point throughout the Exercise.