GSO cadet recruitment 2020/2021 – Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). The Army, Air Force and Navy will subject their candidates to their respective “Special to Services” selection interviews. Any graduate candidate who opts to join the Defence Forces as a GSO will lose all the benefits accorded to a Specialist Officer and will have to fulfil all conditions laid down for a GSO.
Candidates wishing to join the Kenyan Defence Forces as GSO Cadets must apply through responding to advertisements placed in the mass media (print and electronic).
The candidates must:
(1) Be Kenyan citizens
(2) Be aged between 18 and 26 years
(3) Not be less than 5 ft 3 in. (5’3”) high
(4) Weigh at least:
(a) Men – 54.55 Kg (120 lb)
(b) Women – 50 Kg (110 lb)
(5) Be medically fit
(6) Not have a criminal record
(7) Be in possession of a valid National Identity Card
(8) Hold a mean Grade B (Plain) certificate or higher standard of education. Preference to be given to graduates.
(9) Female candidates must NOT be pregnant.
Minimum Education Qualification For General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets
Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one Science subject. The initial training period for this category will cover three (3) continuous years leading to a BSc in Military Science and Security Studies on successful completion.
N/B: The recruitment dates have not yet been announced and please note that no fee is required for one to be recruited into the Kenya Defence Forces. Anyone found extorting money from the public in the name of helping them to secure recruitment will be arrested.
How to Apply for GSO cadet recruitment 2020/2021
Clear photocopies of relevant academic certificates and current National Identity Card (ID) MUST be attached to the application and be addressed to the:
Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces (Personnel and Logistics)
Ministry of Defence Defence Headquarters Ulinzi House
P 0 Box 40668 – 00100 NAIROBI
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