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Sr. Principal Military Trainer – Target Developer (Intel), Joint Targeting Team (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10067922

  • 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 Sr. Principal Military Trainer – Target Developer (Intel), Joint Targeting Team to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.  This position supports the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) and trains Army Corps, Divisions, and Brigades in the Army Mission Command Systems and Operations Process.  MCTP facilitates Army simulation exercises replicating a robust Operating Environment (OE) for units to conduct Large Scale Combat Operations.

Targeting Team:

The Targeting Team serves as an imbedded team to the exercise Higher Headquarters (HICOM).  This team facilitates scenario understanding, battle rhythm events, and critical linkages between the exercise control group and the HICOM.

  • During Planning, the Targeting Team conducts planning (ICW Plans) to develop and refine scenarios for subsequent warfighter exercises (WFXs)

  • During the Exercise Life Cycle (ELC), works with Intel Coordination Division (ICD) to plan, prepare, and serve as a conduit between Scenario Design / MCTP and the HICOM with regard to the targeting and Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) process

  • During execution, integrates at the HICOM location with the HICOM G2 (ACE) and Fires, to operationally steer the exercise

  • Develop targets for the HICOM at one echelon above the senior training audience

  • Works directly with Sustainable Design and Development (SDD) Plans, Current Operations (CUOPS), and respective Operations Groups to ensure that the HICOM is providing the appropriate inputs and stimulus to training audiences


  • Develops and maintains the Enemy Order of Battle and conducts target development based on that notional order of battle through the Scenario Design Process and Operational Environment Development led by Plans

  • Sets the conditions for Corps and below level training by replicating critical functions of the intel architecture at the Corps level and above, while facilitating targeting as a member of the Target Team

  • Facilitates the respective WFX HICOM focused on the Intel and Targeting processes

  • Manages functions within the intelligence process, military decision making process, and targeting cycle in the context of the WFX

  • Integrates additional Warfighting Function (WfF) personnel to facilitate planning and execution (HICOM, Plans, CUOPS, Fires, ICD, Exercise Control / EXCON, Combined Force Air Component Commander / CFACC, Training Audiences)

  • During the ELC, participates in the Intel, Fires, and Scenario Design Working Groups IOT ensure training audiences understand the systems and processes required during execution

  • Integrates intelligence architecture in support of intelligence analysis, and maintains intelligence databases to support intelligence processes

  • Conducts rudimentary target development based on notional OOB and fictional scenario

  • Develops target packets to replicate the processes at all echelons above the training audience

  • Anticipates, accounts for, and responds to WfF specific RFIs associated with the scenario and order

  • Operationally applies current doctrine to develop WfF appropriate concepts

  • Writes Orders and WfF Annexes at the Corps and Land Component level

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of professional and/or military experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of professional and/or military experience

    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of professional and/or military experience

  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Warrant Officer Intermediate Level Education (WOILE), or service equivalent

  • U.S. Military service as a Field Grade Officer (MAJ, LTC), or Senior Warrant Officer (WO3, WO4, WO5)

  • Familiar with current Army and Joint doctrine

  • Familiar with MIDB, JTT, DCGSS, AFATADS

  • Must possess 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:

  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Warrant Officer Intermediate Level Education (WOILE), or service equivalent

  • U.S. Military service as a Field Grade Officer (MAJ, LTC), or Senior Warrant Officer (WO3, WO4, WO5) (WO MOS 350)

  • Familiar with current Army and Joint doctrine

  • Familiar with MIDB, JTT, DCGSS, AFATADS

  • Must possess an active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Experience targeting using MIDB and JTT

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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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.