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What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by medmec: 6:41pm On Jan 24, 2011
Hello Nairalanders

I will like anybody who has a critical evaluation of ideas to shed more light on the difference between the short service commission(SSC) and the Direct short service commission (DSSC) of the Nigerian Army.

Joining the Nigerian Navy requires you to go through the DSSC only and the same thing i know is applicable to the Nigerian airforce too.

Questions :

1.Why does the Nigerian army have DSSC and SSC

2. Also for a graduate joining the army through either of the 2 commissions,how often do you get promoted?

3. Also can a graduate of Mathematics be found in the Military police corps?

4. which is better for a graduate? the DSSC or SSC?

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by medmec: 3:04pm On Jan 25, 2011
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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by medmec: 7:18pm On Feb 19, 2011
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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by Nobody: 5:30pm On Apr 11, 2011
on d surface, dey bt luk d same, bt i personally tink, 4 a graduate, dssc is better dan ssc.why?
1- ssc get deployed to combat corps (depts) such as artillery, armour, infantry, ordinance etc while dssc get deployed to non-combat corps like finance, education, medical etc
2- ssc, on completion of officer cadet training are commisioned as 2nd Lt (1 star) while dssc are commisioned as Lt (2 stars)
3- as ssc, u have to compete for appointment wit regular commision offr (rememba dis r yung men dat spent 5 yr in nda.dia is a general dislyk of dssc/ssc comision offrs by dem
4- u dont hav age on ur syd since u prob graduated 4rm uni/poly above 25yr of age, dis guy usually pass 4rm d academy at 22/23

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by medmec: 12:41am On Apr 12, 2011
[table]on d surface, dey bt luk d same, bt i personally tink, 4 a graduate, dssc is better dan ssc.why?
1- ssc get deployed to combat corps (depts) such as artillery, armour, infantry, ordinance etc while dssc get deployed to non-combat corps like finance, education, medical etc
2- ssc, on completion of officer cadet training are commisioned as 2nd Lt (1 star) while dssc are commisioned as Lt (2 stars)
3- as ssc, u have to compete for appointment wit regular commision offr (rememba dis r yung men dat spent 5 yr in nda.dia is a general dislyk of dssc/ssc comision offrs by dem
4- u dont hav age on your syd since u prob graduated 4rm uni/poly above 25yr of age, dis guy usually pass 4rm d academy at 22/23[/table]


Nice one Careytommy

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by zicco84(m): 9:47pm On Apr 27, 2011
CareyTommy is right but its one-sided! D major ting is if u want a career that always to practise in your field to a fair extent, go for DSSC, if u want a career in the military, i.e, u want a chance to grow in the military, command troops and get a chance to get to the peak of your Military careeer, its SSC!

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by stivin(m): 11:13pm On Apr 28, 2011
nice one men

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by marnexy: 11:23am On Apr 08, 2013
Pls i'll lyk 2 knw wats d service duration in d army 4 dssc n ssc

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by sholacivileng: 5:50pm On Oct 13, 2013
careytommy: on d surface, dey bt luk d same, bt i personally tink, 4 a graduate, dssc is better dan ssc.why?
1- ssc get deployed to combat corps (depts) such as artillery, armour, infantry, ordinance etc while dssc get deployed to non-combat corps like finance, education, medical etc
2- ssc, on completion of officer cadet training are commisioned as 2nd Lt (1 star) while dssc are commisioned as Lt (2 stars)
3- as ssc, u have to compete for appointment wit regular commision offr (rememba dis r yung men dat spent 5 yr in nda.dia is a general dislyk of dssc/ssc comision offrs by dem
4- u dont hav age on ur syd since u prob graduated 4rm uni/poly above 25yr of age, dis guy usually pass 4rm d academy at 22/23


Man you are very wrong if you think DSSC is Actually better than SSC, you stated 4points nd not all are correct, and on the contrary i want to tell you that SSC is better, you said it yourself that SSC guys have to compete with the guyz who came out of NDA(Regular) didn't you ask yourself why DSSC don't compete for appointments or promotions? it is because the SSC guys will get promoted faster than the DSSC guyz and thats the basic truth, as you may know, the guyz taken into the DSSC are usually older guyz Btw 29-34, that would tell you they are not needed to be fully active

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by sholacivileng: 5:51pm On Oct 13, 2013
sholacivileng:


Man you are very wrong if you think DSSC is Actually better than SSC, you stated 4points nd not all are correct, and on the contrary i want to tell you that SSC is better, you said it yourself that SSC guys have to compete with the guyz who came out of NDA(Regular) didn't you ask yourself why DSSC don't compete for appointments or promotions? it is because the SSC guys will get promoted faster than the DSSC guyz and thats the basic truth, as you may know, the guyz taken into the DSSC are usually older guyz Btw 29-34, that would tell you they are not needed to be fully active



Let me also add that DSSC guyz usually don't get promoted past the rank of a Colonel that is one eagle nd 2 stars

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by adekanmbi1986(m): 10:40pm On Oct 13, 2013
sholacivileng:



Let me also add that DSSC guyz usually don't get promoted past the rank of a Colonel that is one eagle nd 2 stars

I disagree with this post. The current NYSC DG,N T Okorie Affia joined through DSSC and he is a Brigadier General i.e. A one star general

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by go4gold007(m): 8:41am On Nov 05, 2013
@sholacivileng .. Do u have an idea on why Okorie was able to get to that rank? If you do, pls tel me. I guess politics might be played in heaven as well, let alone Nigeria Armed Force. @careytommy Pls can u list some symbols that represents each rank of Nigeria army for us.

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by Romics: 11:25am On Jan 05, 2014
Can a bachelor's degree graduate go for SSC?I'll be 23 this year and I have a Bsc in Statistics,which one of the two(DSSC or SSc) do you advc me to go for?And how do I go about it?Please reply its urgent.
Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by Nobody: 8:22pm On Jan 05, 2014
c u all, simple question, diff btw DSSC and SSC, una come dey write big grammer
DSSC - SSC = D
THEREFORE the diff btw DSSC AND SSC IS D

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by billtommy(m): 9:17pm On Jan 05, 2014
This are my questions pls

I intend joining the army via SSC, after conversion, would I be able to command a parade and be allowed to get a juicy appointment?

And as we know SSC starts with one star, how long does it take for an SSC officer tobe promoted to d rank of a 2 star? RC peeps take a year or thereabout, is it d same for SSC officers?
Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by shekwolod(m): 6:35pm On Oct 14, 2014
One of the major difference btween the two I think you should know is that. DSSC is meant for those who want to specialise (office work). Take for instance if you are a doctor or lawyer planning to join the army, then DSSC is the best choice. While if you love the jungle, then SSC is the best choice because SSC (Combatant) are sent to the field while DSSC are mostly for preffessionals. Hope that helps

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by fadekemitoyin: 8:04am On Nov 03, 2014
I am 32years old,and I have passion for weapons and armory,combat etc.though I have my Bsc and I wish to go for SSC cos I also love rigorous jungle training,the question is,will I be choosen for SSC due to my age,or wot do u advice,I want someone who is into the military to advice me,tanks
Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by qirecs(m): 11:53pm On Jun 25, 2015
For me, ssc is better since its for everybody and you can easily repent to RC [regular course] after your first three years, and by then you are already a lieutenant, and i love weapons... am in LOVE with the GUNZ...

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by Nobody: 8:53pm On Apr 09, 2016
How does this play out in NAF? Can NAF DSSC officers ever get a chance at combat and peacekeeping considering the fact that NAF doesnt officer SSC. Does this mean that all NAF Combatant Officers are strictly NDA boys? Is there any chance of conversion for a NAF DSSC?

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by Jaybaba7: 9:34pm On Apr 09, 2016
I thought this might be useful: THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THOSE COMMISSIONED INTO THE NIGERIAN ARMY! There are 5 types of commission in the Nigerian Army (NA) - Not Armed Forces. They are: 1. Regular Combatant (RC). Training takes 5 years. 2. Short Service Combatant (SSC). Training takes 6 - 9 months. 3. Direct Regular Combatant (DRC). Now attained on conversion from DSSC. 4. Direct Short Service Combatant (DSSC). Training takes 6 - 9 months. 5. Executive Commission (EC). Training takes 2 - 3 months. Details of such commissions are to be found in the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS) for officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces but a summary goes thus: RC and SSC are combatants, trained to fight battles. Others are not meant to be combatants. Both SSC and DSSC are of relatively short durations (not more than 12 years I think, excluding extension of service) and must convert to RC and DRC respectively to enjoy a longer career. Theoretically, RCs and DRCs can rise to become generals ie Brigadier Generals, Major Generals etc. (Remember the pyramid structure? The higher it gets, the smaller it becomes. In other words, many are called but only a few are chosen). DRCs are mainly professionals - surgeons, pharmacists, chaplains, surveyors etc. - and are usually not found in the core combat arms of Infantry, Armour and Artillery but are be found in the Army Engineers and Signals. ECs are made up of former soldiers and do not usually exceed the rank of Major. There are varying criteria for the various commissions. In reality the advantage is more on the side of those who were originally RCs than those who were originally SSCs in terms of age, rank, numbers etc. However, anything can happen, for instance Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (rtd.) rose to become Chief of Army Staff (COAS) even though he wasn't originally an RC. Although DRCs may never become COASs or General Officers Commanding (GOCs), they can apart from being Staff Officers also hold command posts in corps or services in which they predominate. These include Education, Medical and Finance among others. Life in the Army here in Nigeria can be promising, particularly now that efforts have been made to consolidate emoluments but achievement of success or wealth in the Army (here in Nigeria as well as is in other countries) is a product of motivation and determination. If you want to live well, you will. If you don't, you won't. The choice is really yours! For RC or DRC, mininum years of service is about 15 years and life as a cadet can be quite strenuous. Generally, training is in the Infantry Corps Centre and School (ICCS), Jaji, Kaduna State. As for the DSSs and ECs, their training is usually less strenuous, not as in NDA where RCs and SSCs are trained. Cadets are usually humourously welcomed with the euphemism, "Unfortunate Nigerians, you will nearly die but you will not die!" But you should survive if you are physically fit afterall, many have gone before you. As a cadet, you are entitled to allowances which may not really cater for your family if you have one but could go a long way to help you sustain yourself. If you wish to obtain more information on the Nigerian Army and the types of application forms available, you can check with the Army Public Relations Department in any military barracks near you. For RC, you need at least 5 credits including English and Mathematics. For SSC, DRC and DSSC, you must be a graduate. Lawyers in the army are usually found in the Army Legal Services and the Military Police. They can also be found in lesser numbers in other corps and services. As for your private practice, it all depends on what type but you won't be expected to have your private practice as a lawyer alongside your military career. Lastly, it is also noteworthy to say that the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) now offers some post-graduate courses for those in the military as well as for those not in the military.

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by zuma4k(m): 10:05pm On Sep 18, 2016
Jaybaba7:
I thought this might be useful: THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THOSE COMMISSIONED INTO THE NIGERIAN ARMY! There are 5 types of commission in the Nigerian Army (NA) - Not Armed Forces. They are: 1. Regular Combatant (RC). Training takes 5 years. 2. Short Service Combatant (SSC). Training takes 6 - 9 months. 3. Direct Regular Combatant (DRC). Now attained on conversion from DSSC. 4. Direct Short Service Combatant (DSSC). Training takes 6 - 9 months. 5. Executive Commission (EC). Training takes 2 - 3 months. Details of such commissions are to be found in the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS) for officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces but a summary goes thus: RC and SSC are combatants, trained to fight battles. Others are not meant to be combatants. Both SSC and DSSC are of relatively short durations (not more than 12 years I think, excluding extension of service) and must convert to RC and DRC respectively to enjoy a longer career. Theoretically, RCs and DRCs can rise to become generals ie Brigadier Generals, Major Generals etc. (Remember the pyramid structure? The higher it gets, the smaller it becomes. In other words, many are called but only a few are chosen). DRCs are mainly professionals - surgeons, pharmacists, chaplains, surveyors etc. - and are usually not found in the core combat arms of Infantry, Armour and Artillery but are be found in the Army Engineers and Signals. ECs are made up of former soldiers and do not usually exceed the rank of Major. There are varying criteria for the various commissions. In reality the advantage is more on the side of those who were originally RCs than those who were originally SSCs in terms of age, rank, numbers etc. However, anything can happen, for instance Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (rtd.) rose to become Chief of Army Staff (COAS) even though he wasn't originally an RC. Although DRCs may never become COASs or General Officers Commanding (GOCs), they can apart from being Staff Officers also hold command posts in corps or services in which they predominate. These include Education, Medical and Finance among others. Life in the Army here in Nigeria can be promising, particularly now that efforts have been made to consolidate emoluments but achievement of success or wealth in the Army (here in Nigeria as well as is in other countries) is a product of motivation and determination. If you want to live well, you will. If you don't, you won't. The choice is really yours! For RC or DRC, mininum years of service is about 15 years and life as a cadet can be quite strenuous. Generally, training is in the Infantry Corps Centre and School (ICCS), Jaji, Kaduna State. As for the DSSs and ECs, their training is usually less strenuous, not as in NDA where RCs and SSCs are trained. Cadets are usually humourously welcomed with the euphemism, "Unfortunate Nigerians, you will nearly die but you will not die!" But you should survive if you are physically fit afterall, many have gone before you. As a cadet, you are entitled to allowances which may not really cater for your family if you have one but could go a long way to help you sustain yourself. If you wish to obtain more information on the Nigerian Army and the types of application forms available, you can check with the Army Public Relations Department in any military barracks near you. For RC, you need at least 5 credits including English and Mathematics. For SSC, DRC and DSSC, you must be a graduate. Lawyers in the army are usually found in the Army Legal Services and the Military Police. They can also be found in lesser numbers in other corps and services. As for your private practice, it all depends on what type but you won't be expected to have your private practice as a lawyer alongside your military career. Lastly, it is also noteworthy to say that the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) now offers some post-graduate courses for those in the military as well as for those not in the military.
Well done Sir

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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by adewumiopeyemi(m): 6:51am On Sep 19, 2016
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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by lonelydora(m): 6:51am On Sep 19, 2016
Op, work dey? Hope it's not backyard recruitment like CBN ooooo.
Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by Nobody: 6:56am On Sep 19, 2016
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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by Apelex(m): 6:57am On Sep 19, 2016
go4gold007:
@sholacivileng .. Do u have an idea on why Okorie was able to get to that rank? If you do, pls tel me. I guess politics might be played in heaven as well, let alone Nigeria Armed Force. @careytommy Pls can u list some symbols that represents each rank of Nigeria army for us.



After your compulsory 13 years in service..you can convert to Regular commission.... Then you can grow as much as you want
Have a full military career. But mind you that's if you your conversion is approved and trust me.its not easy.
Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by HAH: 6:59am On Sep 19, 2016
One man food is another man poison
Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by ultimate73(m): 7:04am On Sep 19, 2016
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Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by LOVEGINO(m): 7:08am On Sep 19, 2016
on d surface, dey bt luk d same, bt i personally tink, 4 a graduate, dssc is better dan ssc.why?
1- ssc get deployed to combat corps (depts) such as artillery, armour, infantry, ordinance etc while dssc get deployed to non-combat corps like finance, education, medical etc
2- ssc, on completion of officer cadet training are commisioned as 2nd Lt (1 star) while dssc are commisioned as Lt (2 stars)
3- as ssc, u have to compete for appointment wit regular commision offr (rememba dis r yung men dat spent 5 yr in nda.dia is a general dislyk of dssc/ssc comision offrs by dem
4- u dont hav age on ur syd since u prob graduated 4rm uni/poly above 25yr of age, dis guy usually pass 4rm d academy at 22/23
"dia is a general dislyk of dssc/ssc comision offrs by dem" u ve said it all.
Re: What Is The Difference Btw The Dssc And Ssc Of The Nigerian Army? by latyph(m): 7:11am On Sep 19, 2016
sholacivileng:




Let me also add that DSSC guyz usually don't get promoted past the rank of a Colonel that is one eagle nd 2 stars
U are wrong man, i can specifically mention the case of a former ican president, major general sabastian achulike onwuama. He joined army through direct short service commission.

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