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Recruitment - Recruit Private

  • The Recruit Privates Basic Military Training cycle is six (6) months
  • Recruitment is done annually
Who is eligible?
  • Botswana citizens
  • Aged between 18 and 24 years. On exceptional cases, age may be waived to recruit someone who is already holding a profession e.g. Medical Doctor


  • Potential Candidates should possess BGCSE or Equivalent with a minimum of 24 Points. Any other qualification to a maximum of Diploma or its Equivalent is an added advantage


  • Candidate should possess a valid National Identity Card (Omang) or show valid proof of registration
  • Candidates should be physically and mentally fit in accordance with the BDF Recruitment Medical Standards
  • Minimum height of 165 cm for Males and 160 cm for Females
  • Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for Males and 45 Kg for Females
  • All candidates undergo the selection process, which include both physical fitness assessment and comprehensive medical examination
  • Female candidates must not be pregnant
How do I get this service?

Vacancies are advertised or published in newspapers

What supporting documents are required?
  • Certified proof of qualification
  • Valid National Identity Card (Omang)
How long will this service take?

The selection process takes 5 to 6 weeks

How much does it cost?


Where can I obtain this service?

Sir Seretse Khama Barracks, BDF HQ, Mogoditshane

Where can I get more information on this Service

The Directorate of Protocol and Public Affairs

Botswana Defence Force

Sir Seretse Khama Barracks

Private Bag X06



Tel. (+267) 3662802/3662157/3662089

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