Elite Commando Registration Process Extended – MINDEF


Cameroon’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), has extended the deadline for the submission of application files for the recruitment of 2,600 elite commandos in the national army.

According to the Defence Minister Delegate, Joseph Beti Assomo, who signed the official statement October 13, 2018, the submission deadline initially slated from September 10-October 12, 2018 has now been extended to Friday October 13, 2018 at 3:30pm. The release further stated that potential aspirants should continue submitting their applications to the command posts of the military sectors in the candidates’ home regions, or to the command posts of the military sectors in their region of residence.

training of elite commandos

The initial application release signed August 28, 2018 clearly stated that the 2600 elite commandos will be partitioned into; 600 for the Presidential Guard (GP) and the rest for the Rapid Reaction Battalions (BIR).

The recruitment will be held from November 12 to December 18 this year in the capital cities of Cameroon’s ten administrative regions. Applicants should be Cameroonian males, at least 18 on January 1, and at most 23 on December 31 (be born between December 31, 1995 for oldest and January 1, 2000 for youngest), have no criminal record, single without dependent children, be of good character, be physically fit to meet the prescribed intellectual, athletic and medical tests.

In addition, they must be at least 1.66 meters tall and have at least a Primary School Certificate (CEP), a First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) or any equivalent diploma. However, it is strongly recommended that candidates present their highest degrees.



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