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Principal Military Trainer – Fixed Wing Aviation Work Cell Instructor Controller (WIC)(AHT)

Requisition ID: R10069993

  • 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 - Fixed Wing (FW) Aviation Work Cell Instructor Controller (WIC) to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.  The selected candidate will serve as the Warfighting Function (WfF) in garrison and exercise cell lead for a team of contractors supporting the Army’s Mission Command Training Program (MCTP).


  • In garrison, trains and officially certifies newly hired part time personnel on the utilization of Warfighter Simulation (WARSIM) and WfF specific simulation processes and procedures

  • Assists as required in the development of the simulation training POI

  • Assists as needed in maintaining the WARSIM WfF Data Base

  • Performs extra duties as assigned by the Operations Group Team Chief and Chief Exercise Senior Controller to include representing FW aviation during Rules and Work around boards

  • When required, assists in exercise design and scenario development by conducting site surveys and participating in planning conferences

  • Assists in developing HICOM orders and exercise plans, coordinating internal and external resources, monitoring planning progress and timelines, and preparing contract deliverable items

  • Maintains awareness and understanding of current and emerging Army & Joint doctrine for Army Brigades, Divisions, and Corps

  • During exercises, maintains direct liaison with the Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) and ensures missions scheduled on the Air Tasking Order (ATO) and missions dynamically tasked by the CAOC are flown in the simulation

  • As a secondary function, maintains direct liaison with the Opposing Forces Supreme High Command and ensures missions scheduled by OPFOR on the targeting synchronization matrix and those dynamically tasked are flown in the simulation

  • Ensures realistic effects are created within the simulation based on training objectives and commanders’ intent

  • Works closely with the USA exercise controllers and is the main point of contact when resolving and adjudicating unrealistic/unintended results

  • Supervises up to seven part and full time WICs during accomplishment of MCTP exercises

  • Supports the After Action Review (AAR) process by communicating significant events using the Workstation Reporting System (WRS) and detailed Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of professional and/or military experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of professional and/or military experience

    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of professional and/or military experience

  • Minimum Military Education Level (MEL) 4 CGSC or Equivalent; graduate of a related Advance Course

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

  • Familiarity with current army and Joint Doctrine

  • Be physically capable of travel to both CONUS and OCONUS military installations (up to 25% of the time) and perform duty for up to twelve hours for shifts during WFX exercises

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree

  • Brigade or higher staff officer experience

  • Active 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

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.