The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) wishes to inform the general public that it will conduct a selection process for possible recruitment of qualified Gambians into the GAF. Prospective candidates fulfilling the stipulated requirements as could be read below would be recruited into the GAF as soldiers or ratings and officer-cadets respectively. Consequently, potential soldiers or ratings applying must tender at least a Grade 9 GABECE result with at least two (2) credits and three (3) passes whilst a Bachelors degree is required for consideration for the potential officer cadet slots.
Please, kindly note that special consideration for prospective female candidates with special professional skill sets will be observed. These skills may be but not necessarily limited to the following areas: diploma in Information Technology, AAT level II, diploma in Communication or related fields, diploma in Engineering or related fields, Nursing, Midwifery, any recognized technical skills in mechanics and so forth.
Candidates shall be subjected to rigorous vetting and successful applicants would be subjected to a Basic Fitness Test (BFT). The Recruitment Board’s dates of activities for vetting/selections at various locations will be communicated through GAF’s facebook platform on “gambiaarmedforces” and via local community radios. Candidates who have successfully passed through the selection process would be able to read their names published at the notice boards of various selection centers. Subsequently, Basic Military Training at the GAF Training School for a prescribed period will be initiated. In this regard, prospective candidates must meet the following additional conditions:
a. All potential applicants must be Gambian by birth.
b. Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years.
c. Candidates for officer-cadets must submit at least a Bachelors degree in any recognized field of study.
d. Candidates for general recruitment must possess at least two (2) credits and three (3) passes at the Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination level of Grade 9.
e. A potential recruit must be certified medically and physically fit by a competent medical practitioner.
f. Male recruits must be at least 1.65 meters in height weigh at least 60Kg while female recruits must be at least 1.63 meters and weigh at least 55Kg.
g. Candidates must not have been convicted by any court of law.
h. Candidates must be prepared to undergo Basic Military Training.
Candidates must be recommended by at least two recognized referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. Interested candidates can purchase non- transferable application forms on Friday 12 November 2021 at a non-refundable cost of D 200. 00 from the following locations:
a. Defence Headquarters, Gambia Armed Forces, 3 Marina Parade, Banjul.
b. Gambia Navy, Naval Fleet, Half Die, Banjul.
c. Guards Battalion, Fajara Barracks, Kanifing Municipality.
d. 1 Infantry Battalion, Yundum Barracks, West Coast Region.
e. 2 Infantry Battalion, Farafenni Barracks, North Bank Region.
f. 3 Infantry Battalion, Basse Barracks, Upper River Region.
g. 4 Infantry Battalion, Kanilai Barracks, West Coast Region.
Please note that submission of application forms from the individual locations of purchase must be on or before 22 November 2021 unfailingly. For further enquiries, please call 9966046.
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