www.joinnigeriannavy.com: Nigerian Navy Graduate Recruitment 2017-2018 Application Form – Apply Here

Nigerian Navy Graduate Recruitment 2017: This is an important announcement for all as the Nigerian Navy has commenced the process for the recruitment of suitably qualified Nigerian graduates through the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 25. The process and procedures for the enlistment can be accessed on the Nigerian Navy Enlistment Portal www.joinnigeriannavy.com which was open today being 11th October 2017, for interested candidates to apply will be done online. Please read the details below to start your application so as to avoid any errors during submission.

The Difference between DSSC and SSC

As earlier written, DSSC means direct short service commission while SSC means short service commission. If you opt for any of the service, you would undergo intensive military training as officers in the non combat and combatant services of either the Nigerian Army, Navy and the Air Force. Nigerian Navy DSSC candidates are mostly graduates drawn from different institutions in Nigeria from various disciplines to serve as officers in the non combat services of the Army while the SSC candidates are combatants, trained to fight battles. Both short service and direct short service are of relatively short duration (not more than 12 years, excluding extension of service)

Nigerian Navy Short Service Application Form

The Nigerian Navy short service application is a yearly exercise carried out by the Nigerian Navy to recruit new persons (male and female) into the Nigerian Navy to serve as its officers. The application normally happens during April or July of every year. Before you apply, be sure you meet the requirements of the Nigeria Navy for applicants to its Short Service exercise. There are requirements involving age, medical, educational and even a required height of 1.70 metres for males and 1.67 metres for females to join the Nigerian Navy.

Nigerian Navy Short Service Recruitment Portal and Help Lines

The official portal/website for recruitment into the Nigerian Navy short service is to apply. Please, ignore any other website(s) claiming to belong to the Nigerian Navy for the recruitment exercise. Furthermore, also ignore people or group of people requesting for money for enlistment into the Nigerian Navy. Note that the Nigerian Navy or her personnel will never ask you to pay any sum of money for assistance. If you are in doubt, please call Nigerian Navy help lines at 08159999011 and 07059910137. The general public is please to note that Nigerian Navy would not be liable for any transaction conducted outside the official enlistment website as provided above.

Nigerian Navy Short Service Requirement

There are some general requirements which over the years are used as a yardstick or better still you must met when applying to join the Navy. Although, these requirements are subject to change, the ones pointed out below have remained unchanged over the years.

  • O’Level result: You must possess at least 5 credits including English and Mathematics in not more than 2 sittings in your WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.
  • Age: You must be between the ages of 18 and 26 and you must validate this claim with a birth certificate that has been endorsed by any of the relevant bodies such as the National Population Commission, the Local Government or an accredited hospital.
  • Marital status: You must be single as at the time of the application
  • Height: You must be at least 1.70 metres in heights if you’re male or 1.67 if you’re female.
  • Health: You must be physically and medically fit. If you have any of the following medical cases, you need not apply:
  • Sight problem;
  • Hearing difficulties;
  • Previous major orthopedic operation;
  • Flat foot;
  • Fracture, stammering or any other natural disability;
  • Pregnant women
  • Referees: You must provide 2 referees
  • State of origin: You must show your state of origin
  • Track record: You must have a clean record with no evidence of being an ex-convict.

If you’re a graduate, the direct short service course (DSSC) is more suitable for you. In this case, the major requirement to apply is that you must have completed NYSC or provide proof of exemption. The other prerequisites of the SSC are also applicable.

Usually, it is easy to mix up the Short Service with the Direct Short Service. The difference is the Direct Short Service Commission applicants are mostly graduates that fill up non combat roles while the Short Service commission applicants are trained as combatant.  The Short Service Course takes 9 months to complete


Interested applicants, who must be Nigerians by birth, should possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Division for first degree holders and Upper Credit for HND holders. Male applicants must not be less than 1.68 metres tall while female applicants must not be less than 1.65 metres in height. Applicants should be between 22 and 28 years by 31 January 2018, except for Imams and Chaplains who should not exceed 30 years by 31 January 2017

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