Nigerian Air Force (NAF) DSSC Graduates Recruitment 2022/2023

The Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) is a type of commission in the NAF which is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. The Course provides the avenue for the enlistment of degree holders who are professionals in specified fields. Training period for this type of commission is usually 6 months of intensive military training and successful candidates are commissioned into the rank of Flying Officer.

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.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) invites applications from qualified candidates for training as Direct Short Service Cadets in the capacities below:


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(1)      Medical Doctor. MBBS, MBchB or equivalent by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

(2)      Radiographer. BSc in Medical Imaging Science or Radiography.

(3)      Pharmacist. Must possess a B.Pharm degree.

(4)      Medical Lab Scientist. Must possess either a BMLS or AIMLS.

(5)      Clinical Psychologist. Must possess a MSc Clinical Psychology and BSc General and Applied Psychology.

(6)      Health Information Management/Medical Records Officer. Must possess a BSc or HND Health Info Mgt/Health Records and Biostatistics.

(7)      Physiotherapist. Must possess either B. Physiotherapy or BMR (Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation).

(8)      Preventive Health/Hygiene Officer. Must possess either a BSc or HND in either Preventive Health or Hygiene offr.

(9)      Dietician/Nutrition. B.Sc or HND Dietician/Nutrition.

(10)    Dental Therapist/Technologist.  BDS or its equivalent.

(11)   Optometrist. BSc in Optometry or B.Optom.

(12)    Biomedical Engineer. Must possess a BSc or HND in Biomedical Engineering.

(13)    Nurses – B.Sc/RN and RM (Double Qualification). Must be registered and have a current practicing license from the Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery Council.

  1. Air Traffic Services. Must have specialist’s qualification or its equivalent (BSc/B.Tech/HND)

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

(2)      Meteorology. B.Tech Met, BSc/HND Geography, BSc/HND Physics.

(3)    Fire. BSc/HND (Science and Social Sciences) or B.Engr (Civil Engineering. Fire Fighting/Rescue Cert is an added advantage.

  1.     Works and Services.BSc/HND Architecture, Building technologist, Quantity Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Surveyors and Valuers and Electrical Electronics.
  2. Museum and Archives. BA History and BA Archeology/Anthropology.
  3. 16.      Technical Support: For Technical Support, please call: 09064432351  and 09055840142 or Email:

Note: All phone lines are available from Monday to Friday 9:30AM and 5:30PM.

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

How to Apply NAF DSSC Recruitment

Interested and qualified candidates should visit to apply

Online Registration starts on 19 December 2022 and closes on 30 January 2023.

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