Difference Between DSSC(Direct Short Service Commission)And SSC(Short Service Combatant Commission)

The Difference Between DSSC(Direct Short Service Commission)And SSC(Short Service Combatant Commission) is one of the questions those who want to join the Nigerian Army As A Graduate Normally ask. In this Post, we are going to explain the difference in detail.

Direct Short Service C0mmission DSSC and Short Service Combatant commission SSC are both Short Period Training for Officers of the Military, 
Normally not more than 1 Year of Training. 
Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) is Mainly for those Who came out of higher Institution with a career that they will like to further in The military Like Medicine, Engineer, Finance, Education, and some other related course. 
 while Short service combatant commission (SSC) is for those who wish to be combatant. They are trained for action in the field just like (RC) Regular Cadets. The Regular Cadets Are Those who joined the Nigerian Defence Academy with SSCE and spend a minimum of 5 years doing both Academic and Military Training. They are also known as regular officers.

Difference Between DSSC(Direct Short Service Commission)And SSC

They are always deployed to the Combat Corps Department in the Nigerian Army Such as Infantry, Artillery and others.
So As SSC you have to always compete with the Regular Combatant Course.

Remember those men spend 5 Years in Their own training to become Officers. 
Those in the SSC are Likely to be promoted faster more than the DSSC because they are young and fully needed in the service,

But those In The DSSC are already Old, and are not fully needed in the service. 
Though to apply for both you still have to be a university graduate. 
In Other words, If you wish to be in the field as a combatant, it’s better to apply for SSC.
Another difference is Age.
Age Plays another roll in this two Different Courses, Those for SSC are Younger than The DSSC, 
Age is always Stated While Applying for both. If you check, You will see that there is A difference between the Age Limits for Both. 

Note that there are still some Rank that DSSC and SSC can’t reach as an Officer except converted to Regular. 

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20 thoughts on “Difference Between DSSC(Direct Short Service Commission)And SSC(Short Service Combatant Commission)

  1. good day sir, nice post.
    please out of curiosity i found this site and i have been impressed, you made mention of the DSSC for the old persons who are not combat capable.
    my question is what about a young person who chooses to apply for the DSSC instead of the SSC, would he or she be selected?

  2. Good day the honourable admin i learned alot from your twit on how to benefit from DSSC/SSC. The question am already a soldier, a Sgt, of age 32 and i am with me Bsc Economics. But my core is EME is it possible for me to apply. looking at the fact Economics is no of any importance to my core. tnx admin.

  3. Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission(DSSC).

    The Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai said the Nigeria Army would recruit 12,000 more personnel under the "Direct Short Service Commission" DSSC this year to boost its manpower, the application process has started and can be submitted through this portal.

    Application for the 2018 Nigerian Army DSS, both tradesmen / women and Non-tradesmen / women has started commencing. Interested candidates and the general public are hereby advised to apply for the Nigerian Army recruitment through the ongoing Direct Short Service 2018.

    Application Portal: http://nigerianarmy.ml

    Documents Needed for Nigerian Army Online Registration.
    1). A Passport Size Photograph.
    2). First School Leaving Certificate.
    3). SSCE – Any Of WAEC/NABTEB/NECO/GCE Results
    4). Optional – NCE/ND/Trade Test/ RN
    5). Birth Certificate / Declaration of age.

    Nigerian Army Recruitment Basic Requirements;
    1). Applicants shall be of Nigerian origin by birth.
    2). Candidate must possess a minimum of 4 credits in not more than 2 sittings in either WASSCE/GCE/NECO or NABTEB. Hence, one of the credits must be English Language.
    3). In addition to qualification above, those applying as tradesmen women must also possess OND/Trade Tcst/City and Guild Certificate. Full details are available on this website.
    4). Candidate must be between the ages of 18 – 25 years for non-tradesmen women while tradesmen women must be between the ages of 18 – 30years by 1st June 2018.
    5). Candidate must be free of any criminal conviction.
    6). You must be medically, physically and psychologically fit
    7). Not be less than 1.65 meters and 1.56 meters tall for male and female applicants respectively.
    8). You are to print out your submitted form which you will present at the exam screening center(Also Check Your Email Box For A Copy Of Your Acknowledgement Slip).

    Application Portal: http://nigerianarmy.ml

  4. pls Sir I am always proud to be part of the mad man job pls notify me if d form is out Sir I want to die for my country,Sir I live for noting but die for something

  5. Admin sir, plz how is the duration for selling of forms for the ssc, is it every year or after some time. For instance course 45 now are in training when is course 46 going to be out
    Thanks Sir

  6. I am already a serving military personnel in the Nigerian Navy and I have baged a BSC in Geography. I'm only 29 years old of age. Did i have any chance of been commissioned in any branch of the Armed force (Army, Navy or Air Force)? as I was released officially to further my education by the NN. Reply pls

  7. Bro please I beg 🙏 u in the name of Allah, and being in the month of ramaRami have been looking for a navy personnel to talk with more about navy cus after my NYSC program I want to join
    May I have your WhatsApp number please?

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