Botswana Defence Force BDF Recruitment 2019 – Officer Cadets Application Form

Botswana Defence Force BDF Recruitment vacancies

Apply for Botswana Defence Force BDF Recruitment 2019 – Officer Cadets Application Form Job Vacancies

Botswana Defence Force is pleased to announce to the general public that limited vacancies exist for OFFICER CADETS Post. The BDF recruits Privates and Officer Cadets. The Recruits/Privates training circle is six months in Pandamatenga Base Camp while Officer Cadets training cycle is 12 months at Paje Military Training Academy. Interested applicants can follow the steps below to join the Botswana Defence Force

Entry Requirements

a. Botswana citizens both male and female (with no dual citizenship)
b. Should be in possession of a valid National ID card (Omang).
c. Aged between 18-26 years.
d. Be physically and mentally fit.
e. No adverse criminal records
f. Minimum height of 165 cm for males and 160 cm for females
g. Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for males and 45 Kg for females.
h. All candidates shall undergo the selection process which includes both physical fitness
assessment and comprehensive medical examination.
J. Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from any field except the following;
Law, Chaplaincy, Medical and Veterinary medicine to include Allied Health.


  • Disciplined
  • Team player
  • Loyal
  • Trustworthy
  • Selfless
  • Courageous



BDF offers competitive remuneration and benefit packages commensurate with qualification
over and above the following;
a. Free accommodation and subsidised utilities
b. Professional and academic growth
c. Local and international exposure
d. 20% BDF allowance (X-factor)
e. Free advanced medical care

All candidates shall undergo a selection process which includes: Physical fitness assessment and comprehensive medical exam, aptitude tests, interviews and group tests

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Successful candidates will have to undergo a 12 months Basic Military Training.
Upon completion of training officers must be ready to serve in various geographic locations and environmental conditions.

How to Apply for Botswana Defence Force BDF Recruitment 2019

Currently the BDF recruits for male Recruits/Privates only. The duration for this training is six months. The training encompasses Basic Military Training.

Certified copies of relevant educational certificates/documents, transcripts, CV, references and a valid copy of National identity card (Omang) must be enclosed in the application and forwarded by Post to:

The Commander
Botswana Defence Force
Private Bag X06
Reference: O/CDT: VAC 1/18


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