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Sr. Principal Military Trainer – Corps Exercise Planner

Requisition ID: R10032341

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Fort Hood, Texas, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Sr. Principal Military Trainer – Corps Exercise Planner to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas.


  • Reviews, interprets and implements directives from higher Headquarters

  • Coordinates such directives with staff sections and units concerned

  • Plans, coordinates, and prepares exercise directives, memorandum of instruction, and after action reports (AARs) in support of major exercises

  • Exercises include Corps and Division computer simulated Command Post exercises (i.e., MCTP Warfighters, Joint CPX, etc.), and exercise deployments (to Kuwait, Korea, etc.)

  • Conducts analysis of mission and program goals and exercise training objectives of importance to III Corps, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), U.S. Department of the Army (DA), United States Atlantic Command (USACOM), other Combatant Commands (COCOM), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC)

  • Recommends and promulgates the III Corps position as it pertains to the initial exercise design concept (i.e. type of exercise, location and dates of exercise, purpose, objectives, troop lists, and programmed funding level) to determine III Corps support for each exercise

  • Organizes, trains, manages, and supervises III Corps ad hoc exercise planning and working groups comprised of technical experts from other staff directorates to resolve issues and problems arising out of the development, planning, and successful execution of assigned exercises

  • Represents III Corps at planning conferences, workshops, briefings, and in process reviews, with the Joint Staff, Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) and other services, the unified commands, allied combined headquarters, and partnership nations (for Partner Force Participant / PFP exercises)

  • Maintains a working knowledge of the organizational structure, contingency plans, troop lists, and exercise schedules of sponsoring commands

  • Keeps current on types of JTXs and on war-gaming simulation systems developed to support training exercises assigned to III Corps

  • Prepares and presents briefings to the Corps Commander and staff outlining plans, concepts, objectives, and goals associated with exercises

  • Assumes primary staff responsibility for planning, and executing exercises involving III Corps units

  • Coordinates exercise plans with the Corps directorates, other installation staffs, FORSCOM staffs and joint staffs (CENTCOM, etc.)

  • Plans and coordinates support from Active Duty and Reserve Component assets

  • Provides guidance and assistance to other staff officers in exercise execution

  • Assumes staff responsibility for developing budget estimates and maintaining exercise budget while serving as the FORSCOM Action Agent on all exercises

  • Develops exercise programs for a six fiscal year period de-conflicting schedules synchronized with the Corps Master Events Calendar to insure executable exercises

  • Responsible for administrative and logistical requirements to move, train, and sustain exercise participants

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of professional leadership experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of professional leadership experience

    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of professional leadership experience

  • Graduate of Command and General Staff College (CGSC) or Intermediate Level Education (ILE)

  • Knowledge of joint campaign planning and joint structure

  • Served as an Army battalion or brigade operations officer or executive officer

  • Knowledge of Corps and Division tactics, use of military graphics, tactical terms and acronyms

  • Knowledge of process to prepare Combat Operations

  • Knowledge of currently used simulations

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

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Hood in Texas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree

  • Operations experience on the III Corps staff

  • Graduate of the US Army War College or equivalent

  • Active U.S. DoD Top Secret security clearance

Salary Range: $81,600 USD - $122,400 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.