Below is the application guide to successfully apply for the Nigerian Air Force Recruitment program. Follow the guide to apply either through Regular Combatant, Direct Short Service Commission, or Basic Military Training Course.
NAF Recruitment Overview:
About the Nigerian Air Force
Following Nigeria’s participation in peacekeeping operations in Congo and Tanganyika (now Tanzania), the notion of establishing an air force was initially proposed in 1961. Foreign air force aircraft were used to transport the Nigerian Army Regiment to and from the theaters of operation during these peacekeeping operations. Without a doubt, the Nigerian government realized the urgent necessity of developing an air force actively supported by modern facilities to provide a full complement of troops to boost the nation’s military posture at the time. Early in 1962, the government decided in principle to establish the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
As a result, the Nigerian Parliament approved the formation of the NAF, and cadet recruitment began in June 1962. As a result, the NAF was officially established in April 1964 by a statutory Act of Parliament to serve four primary functions:
- Complete the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s military defense system, both in the air and on the ground.
- Ensure the Armed Forces’ quick and versatile mobility.
- Close assistance to land and sea forces during all phases of operations, as well as to guarantee the territorial integrity of a unified Nigeria.
- Bestow upon the country the rightful prestige that is so valuable in international affairs.
Nigerian Air Force Recruitment
NAF welcomes interested candidates who wish to serve their country to apply. Applicants must be willing to work both individually and with others as a team.
Is the Nigerian Air Force Recruitment Ongoing?
Yes. The Nigerian Air Force is currently accepting applications through the NAF Recruitment Portal. To apply, follow the recruitment application guide below.
How to Join the Nigerian Air Force
REGULAR COMBATANT (RC)
The Nigerian Defence Academy’s Regular Combatant Commission is a five-year intensive military training program. This form of commission is offered to young Nigerians between the ages of 17 and 21 at the time of enrollment in the Academy. The training consists of four years of academic and military training, followed by one year of dedicated military training, culminating in the award of a Bachelor’s Degree and a presidential commission to the ranks of Second Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army (NA), Midshipman in the Nigerian Navy (NN), and Flying Officer in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). Until 2011, this course was only available to men. The first group of girls began training in September 2011.
DIRECT SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION (DSSC)
The Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) is a form of commission available to both civilians and serving military members in the NAF. The Course allows for the recruitment of degree holders who are professionals in specific disciplines. The training time for this sort of commission is typically 6 months of intensive military training, after which they commission successful candidates as Flying Officers.
BASIC MILITARY TRAINING COURSE (BMTC)
The Basic Military Training Course is a brief training period for airmen and airwomen, usually lasting no more than six months. It is for those who hold a Secondary School Certificate, National Diploma Certificate, NABTEB, RN/RM/NCE or City & Guild Certificate, or a Trade Test Certificate. The BMTC is made up of Non-Tradesmen/Women between the ages of 18 and 22, and Tradesmen/Women between the ages of 18 and 25.
How to Apply for the NAF Recruitment
- Go to the Nigerian Air Force Recruitment Portal.
- Choose the course you want to apply for.
- Click on Start Application.
- Fill out the recruitment application form.
- Upload supporting documents.
Shortlisted Candidates List
The NAF will post the list of successful candidates on the Nigerian Air Force Recruitment Portal.
To view the list of shortlisted candidates:
- Go to the NAF recruitment application portal.
- At the top of the page, click Download List, to get the list of shortlisted candidates.