Nigerian Air Force 2023/2024 Recruitment.
The long-awaited Nigerian Air Force Recruitment for 2023/2024 has finally been announced and interested candidates have begun their application process.
The form is usually released every year for the sole purpose of taking in new men and injecting fresh blood . We all know how fast soldiers retire these days so it is very important that new ones are taken in.
Without the Nigerian Air Force, a lot of attacks would have hit the nation via the airspace. This is because it is very easier to attack by air than any other means.
That is why we need the Air Force very well. The Air Force personnel are trained to fight in air and also how to fight on land like the Nigerian Army. So, they fit anywhere in the Military asides the Navy.
The Nigerian Air Force was established in 1961. when the Nation’s Military were on a Peace-keeping mission to countries like Tanzania. Foreign aircrafts were used to transport the men in the Nigerian Army to those countries. The Nigerian Army then felt the pressing need to create another section of the military. This led to the birth of the Nigerian Air Force.
Since then, the Nigerian Air Force has been recruiting men and women into their services. So, if you want to join the Nigerian Air Force, you will be shown how to do that easily without having to go through people.
The Nigerian Air Force Recruitment Categories.
As an applicant into the Nigerian Air Force, there are different way by which you can enroll. These ways are three in number and every candidate has a specific category suitable for him or her based on their credentials. So, I will show you what these categories are and what you will need to enrol.
1. Regular Combatant (RC).
The Regular Combatant Commission is a 5 year intensive military training at the Nigeria Defence Academy.
The Commission serves as a tertiary institution as well as a military one. Students spend four years studying a particular course and also do partical military trainings. The remaining one year is for a fully dedicated military training before graduation.
The Graduates are awarded a Bachelor’s Degree and commissioned into the rank of the Second Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.
In addition to the Nigerian Army rank, the Graduates are also given the rank of Midship Man in the Nigerian Navy, and Flying officer in the Nigerian Air Force, which is our primary concern here.
Interested students who wish to apply to the Nigerian Defence Academy must be at least 17 years and at most 21 years of age, at the time of application.
The Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Combatant course is open to both Male and Female Students of the Federation.
There is total gender equality here. In fact, only male were admitted for this course until September 2011, when the institution received its first set of female students.
2. Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC).
The Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) is a type of commission in the Nigerian Air Force which is open to both civilians and serving military personnel.
This kind of course receives applications from degree holders, who specialize in different fields like law Medicine, biochemistry, nursing, anatomy, engineering, accountancy, aeronautics and aerospace etc.
The program involves a 6 month long intensive military training and candidates are commissioned into the rank of Flying Officer at the end of the training.
Unlike the Regular Combatant (RC) course, the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) does not involve any form of academic work. Your degree and other credentials has replaced the 4 years you should have spent at the Nigerian Defence Academy.
If you don’t possess at least a bachelor’s degree, you won’t be qualified to apply for this category. You can enter the Nigerian Air Force via other categories.
3. Basic Military Training Course (BMTC).
The Basic Military Training Course is similar to the Direct Short Service Commission in the sense that it involves 6 months of intensive military training.
Successful candidates are commissioned into the Air Force (rank will be commissioned later, during training).
The program is mainly for those who possess Secondary School Certificate,which can be WASSCE, NECO, National Diploma Certificate, NABTEB, NCE.
Applicants with any of these qualifications mentioned above are known as Non-Tradesmen and must be within the ages of 18 to 22.
On the other hand, applicants with any of the qualifications mentioned above and a Trade Test Certificate are known as Tradesmen. Tradesmen must be at least 18 years and at most 25 years of age.
Requirements to join the Nigerian Air Force 2022/2023
- Applicant must be a citizen of Nigeria, strictly by birth.
- To prove the above, the applicant must have a valid means of identification e.g. National ID Card, Permanent INEC issued Voters’ Card, International Passport Driver’s License.
- Applicant must be physically fit and have a broad chest.
- Applicant must be disciplined and responsible.
- Applicant must present all credentials in their original form.
- Applicants who forge or fake their credentials will be disqualified and punished by the Law.
How to apply for the 2023/2024 NAF Opening.
- Visit the Nigerian Air Force Application Portal here https://www.airforce.mil.ng/apply-now?/
- Fill in the required details.
- Scan and send the required credentials.
- Submit your application.
Note that you must use a valid email address when registering. If you fail to do so, you might not be aware if you have been selected for training until you check the list of successful candidates. We will upload it here on Currentschoolgist.com when it is released. You should keep checking for updates.
When will NAF Recruitment portal Open and closes?
The Nigerian Air Force Application forms was out on the , and the applications will close on the .
From this, it is obvious that if the NAF portal is closed, it will no longer accept new recruits . If you have missed previous year’s application process, don’t feel bad, just subscribe to our Newsletter and be the first to know when the form comes out. With this, you will never miss such an important update.
Presently, candidates have been shortlisted and have started their military training already. Those that applied for the DSSC and BMTC will be commissioned officially into the Nigeiran Airforce in the next six months.
Frequently Asked Questions on the Nigerian Air Force Recruitment.
I have just a year to complete my Bachelor’s Degree Program, Am I eligible to apply for the Direct Short Service Commission?
No! You cannot apply for DSSC as an undergraduate. Instead go for the Basic Military Training Course(BMTC). If you feel you want your Bachelor’s Degree from the military, simply process your admission into the NDA, as long as you are not up to the age limit.
Do I need to pay for the NAF Application Form?
No! You won’t be required to pay a dime for the NAF Recruitment form. If anyone tells you to pay or promises you admission when you too him, kindly report him to the Nigerian Military Headquarters. He/she will be severely dealt with.
When will the shortlisted candidates list be released?
The Nigerian Airforce will communicate you when you have been shortlisted as a successful candidates. This is why you have been advised to use a valid email address for your registration.
Keep checking this blog regularly for more update on the Nigerian Air Force Recruitment.
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