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Principal Military Trainer, Plans and Exercises Directorate (PLEX), Analyst Division

Requisition ID: R10032782

  • 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: 2

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 Principal Military Trainer for our Plans and Exercise Directorate’s (PLEX) Analysis Division.  The selected candidate will join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.  The Principal Military Trainer will constructively influence the future of U.S. Army simulation-driven training and perform as an integral member of a cross Warfighting Function (WfF) Team in support of the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP).


  • Directly supports simulation-driven command post exercises to train Brigade, Division and Corps Commanders and their staffs during Warfighter Exercises at various CONUS and OCONUS military installations

  • Collects and manages data pertaining to all the WfF’s procedures, decisions, and orders during computer-assisted military training exercises for Army Brigades, Divisions, Corps, and as required, Army Service Component Commands

  • Works closely with the Opposing Force (OPFOR) Commander and the Exercise Division (EXDIV) leadership

  • Collects simulation-generated data and prepares products for After Action Reviews (AARs) in coordination with military counterparts

  • Develops and produces graphic products for AARs, Mission Command Training (MCT) Workshops, In-Progress Reviews, and briefings

  • When required, the analyst assists in exercise planning, scenario development, weekly pre-exercise planning meetings and exercise planning conferences

  • Develops exercise plans, coordinates internal and external resources, monitors planning progress and timelines and prepares contract deliverables items

  • Maintains proficiency in current and emerging Army and Joint doctrine as well as the various simulations, models, and AAR systems supporting Army training exercises

  • Candidate should have recent experience with both Army and other Military organizations

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

  • Familiar with current Army doctrine

  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite of software (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

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

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

  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree

  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, or MEL 4 equivalent Intermediate Level Education (ILE)

  • Brigade, Division or Corps staff officer experience

  • Previous experience in computer assisted simulation training

  • Has an active security 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

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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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.

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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.