General Service Officer Cadet Job. KDF 2019

General Service Officer (GSO) Cadet Jobs, Security Jobs, KDF Jobs


  • Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one Science subject.
  • The training period for this category will cover three (3) years leading to a BSc in Military Science and Security Studies upon completion.

General Conditions

  • Be Kenyan citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Be in possession of a valid Kenyan National Identity Card. (4 Copies of National Identity Card and PIN certificate)
  • Age – between 18 and 26 years old for GSO Cadets, General Duty Recruits and Tradesmen/women with Certificate/Government Trade Test, not above 30 years for Specialist Officers, Tradesmen/women with Diploma, and not above 39 years for Chaplains/Imams.
  • Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Minimum Height:

(a) Men 1.60m (5ft 3in).

(b) Women 1.52m (5ft).

(a) Men 54.55 Kg (120 lb).

(b) Women 50.00 Kg (110 lb).

  • Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.

How To Apply

Detailed CV which should include Weight and Height


Clear photocopies of relevant academic certificates, professional body membership certificate 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 O Box 40668 – 00100


The applications to reach the addressee on or before 27th November 2019. Candidates who will be shortlisted for Specialist Officers shall be notified through the print media from 16th to 20th December 2019 and Tradesmen/Women shall be notified through the print media from 23rd t0 29th December 2019. All candidates who applied earlier MUST apply AFRESH.

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