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Principal Military Trainer – Aviation Work Cell Instructor/Controller (WIC) (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10079101

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Fort Leavenworth, KS, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to achieve excellence and provide world class expertise in the execution of Army Warfighter Exercises (WFX) executed across multi-domains including land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and you can make an impact on day one. Start contributing immediately to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our military’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating focused and purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as a Principal Military Trainer – Aviation Work Cell Instructor/Controller (WIC) in support of the Army’s Operations Group B, Mission Command Training Program (MCTP).  The selected candidate will join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The Principal Military Trainer – Aviation WIC will serve as an Aviation Warfighting Function (WfF) subject matter expert and supports tactical and operational aviation, and as required other WfFs, as a cell lead for a team of contractors supporting MCTP.


  • Trains military personnel on the Warfighter Simulation (WARSIM) and Aviation WfF specific simulation processes and procedures

  • Enforces realism of exercise through role playing and conflict adjudication and resolution

  • Supervises the work cell mission of translating training audience rehearsals, operations and plans into simulation inputs/tasking’s and scripting requirements

  • Trains and supports work cell augmentees in reporting, role playing elements subordinate to the training audience

  • Ensures that the work cells WfF units/assets are simulated IAW current doctrine and unit SOP

  • Supports the After Action Review (AAR) process by communicating significant events using the Workstation Reporting System (WRS)

  • Maintains awareness and understanding of current and emerging Army and Joint Aviation doctrine for Army Brigades, Divisions, and Corps

  • Works with the MCTP Observer/Coach/Trainers (O/C/T) toward a common understanding of Aviation force organization and structure

  • Performs additional duties as required:

    • Conducts exercise design and scenario development

    • Performs pre-exercise planning by conducting Site Surveys and participating in planning conferences

    • Serves as an Aviation WfF SME for the development of the simulation Rules and Workarounds book

    • Assists with certification training in the Aviation WfF

    • Maintains the WARSIM WfF Data Base

    • Serves as a point of contact for various additional administrative duty positions

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of experience

    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of experience

  • Minimum Military Education Level (MEL) 4 CGSC or Warrant Officer or SGM’s equivalent

  • Graduate of a related Advanced Course

  • Proficient in current Army Aviation doctrine and synchronization processes

  • Proficient with MS Office suite of software (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access)

  • Familiarity with current Army and Joint Doctrine

  • Ability to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must currently possess an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate of the Aviation Advanced Course

  • Experience as an Aviation Battalion/Brigade Operations Officer or Executive Officer

  • Graduate degree

  • Brigade or higher staff officer experience

Salary Range: $65,800 USD - $98,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.