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Principal Military Trainer

Requisition ID: R10025792

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Principal Military Trainer to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas.  The selected candidate will provide consulting expertise to military or defense clients in the development and evaluation of military training and doctrine.  The Military Trainer leverages specialized expertise in planning and executing some or all phases of military training exercises, including doctrinal development, scenario development, and after action review (AAR) and analysis.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides consulting expertise to military clients in the development and evaluation of military training and doctrine

  • Acts as primary Exercise Support Directorate 2 (ESD2) Work Area Commander (WAC) / Contractor Point of Contact (CONPOC) teach/coach/mentor

  • Captures, records, maintains, and updates all changes for ESD Team Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Create streamline processes for CONPOC/APOCs to function and incorporate into the CONPOC SOP

  • Provide guidance to ESD2 personnel (WAC/CONPOCS) regarding all exercise design related issues

  • Ensure timely writing, publishing, and delivery of Trip Reports for Exercise Life Cycle Events contract deliverables (CDRL)

  • Ensure all deliverables meet suspense dates while retaining highest quality by the team

  • Review CDRL products for format and content quality prior to review by ESD Chief

  • Understand and be able to perform function of an Exercise Support Manning and Equipment Document (ESMED) Manager

  • Attend changing and emerging doctrine and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) meetings (R&W/A, WFX special interests, etc...)

  • submit reports regarding discussion points, impact on operations, timelines, etc…

  • Ensure CONPOC/APOCs maintain habitual relationship with other Operations Groups (OPSGRP’s) Analysts and POCs

  • Coach the ESD2 Assistant Contractor Point of Contact (APOC) Simulation Control Plan (SCP) coordination with the Lead Operations Group in the development of Simulation Control Plans

  • Work with other Divisions within Plans and Exercises Directorate (PLEX) to develop room builds and determine equipment and personnel needs for each exercise

  • Prepare computer simulations using exercise scenario and command and control graphics

  • Prepares computer simulation by placing assigned units into doctrinal formations, situated to the terrain and in a tactically correct representation based on combat orders and the scenario

  • Ensure the initial manning requirements for the initial Exercise Planning Travel Management System (EPTMS) setup/programming are performed

  • Conduct duties of Work Area Commander when required

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of professional leadership experience

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

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

  • Must have or be able to obtain a 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 Leavenworth in Kansas

  • Must be able to deploy to various countries, as required, in support of U.S. military operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree

  • Active DoD Secret clearance


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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.