Nigerian Army Short Service Requirements

Nigerian Army Short Service:  The outlook of the military has always endeared many people. Inside that uniform is a character so chiseled to manifest integrity and bravery. One is left to admire an Army Officer built not to compromise any rules. But this admiration can turn into reality not minding your present status, as the military has rooms to enlist new officers every year. These employable individuals, male and female can join the army either through Short Service or Direct Short Service. The Direct Short Service is open to civilians and even serving military staff.

If you would like to join the Nigerian army, first you need to meet their requirements. Meeting their requirements can go a long way to guarantee your level of success in becoming a soldier. These requirements are as follows :

(1) You should have a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB (Mathematics and English inclusive)

(2) You should be between the ages of 18 – 26 years old.

(3) You should be single and of Nigerian origin by birth.

(4) The required height of 1.69 meters for male and 1.68 meters for female.

(5) You should be physically and medically fit.

(6) You should not have been condemned by any court of law.

(7) You must have finished the NYSC Scheme or provide proof of exemption as the case may be.

(8) You should have your original birth certificate provided by the Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council of birth or real age declaration.

(9) You should have a real certificate of the state of origin.

(10) You should be advised by at least two identifiable referees who should conform to the applicant’s integrity and character. Serving military staff should be advised by their leaders.

To access the form for the online application for the Direct Short Service, you need to log into the Nigerian Army portal at Through the site, you can also get every other information as regards the recruitment. Avoid every other site that poses to be representative of the Army for safety purposes. You can also contact the Army through their official site, or E-mail address: [email protected]. You can call them too through 09-8734009 (call between 9 am and 5 pm from Mondays to Fridays).

Now you have the needed information and the availed contacts, it is a step closer to fulfilling your desire to join the army. Keep tab with the aforementioned contacts to remain informed.