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Principal Military Trainer

Requisition ID: R10044235

  • 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 (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Military Trainer to join our growing team of diverse professionals within the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.  MCTP trains Army Corps, Divisions, and Brigade Commanders and staff in Mission Command and the Operations Process during a simulations-driven Warfighter Exercise (WFX).  The selected candidate will serve as a Movement and Maneuver Warfighting Function (WfF), Infantry, or Armor Branch subject matter expert (SME) within a team of contractors supporting MCTP, Operations Group A.


  • Supports the After Action Review (AAR) process during Warfighter Exercises (WFX) by working with military Observer Coach/Trainers (OC/T) to develop PowerPoint AAR products

  • Pulls data from the WFX simulation on training units either as a direct request, or in anticipation of need, from an OC/T or their Contractor Team Lead

  • Travels to support approximately 5 WFXs per year with each one having a duration of approximately 2-3 weeks

    • If selected for Advance Party duties, duration may be 4 or more weeks.

  • Assists with the preparation and execution of Mission Command Training (MCT) events, the preparation of Simulation Control Plans (SCP), attend WFX planning meetings for the Event Life Cycle (ELC), and other tasks as assigned between exercises

  • Assists with certification training in his/her assigned WfF to new personnel

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

  • Army Field Grade Officer or equivalent Warrant Officer with an Infantry or Armor background

  • Minimum Military Education Level (MEL) 4 CGSC or Equivalent

  • Graduate of a related Military Advanced Course

  • Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Familiarity with current Army and Joint Doctrine

  • Be physically and medically capable of air or ground travel to both CONUS and OCONUS military installations and perform duty for up to twelve hours for shifts during WFX or other exercises.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, especially PowerPoint and Excel

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Brigade or higher staff officer experience

  • Current, active Secret or higher clearance

  • Experience as an OC/T, especially in Infantry or Armor

  • Background in Infantry or Armor assignments / operations

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.