Sr. Principal Military Trainer

Requisition ID: R10020562

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: MacDill AFB - FL, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

Job Summary

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) LNO will serve as a liaison from the Joint Staff (JS) Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) to USSOCOM for Accredited training programs/Certified sites.  The USSOCOM JNTC LNO must possess a thorough understanding of the technical and operational aspects of joint training and the supported USSOCOM programs.  Analyzes USSOCOM program actions and writes Weekly Activity Reports, JNTC Event Data Reports, Program Summary Reports (annually), and research and writes 3-4 articles annually for the JNTC Journal. LNOs directly interact with active military officers (O-5 through O-7), government civilians (GS 13 through GS 15) and numerous stakeholders within the JS and supported service.  This position is located in Tampa, FL.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct, on-site, and regional joint training support with assigned personnel supporting all the JNTC Accredited and/or Certified programs within USSOCOM.
  • Assist in the JNTC Accreditation/Certification/Mitigation (ACM) processes and track training transformation mitigation issues identified during ACM processes by serving as a liaison between the command and the JS in finding solutions, efficiencies, and planning for the future.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of JNTC processes working as a senior level subject matter expert.
  • Support JNTC mitigation in the development of courses of action, Mitigation Action Plans, and Programs of Actions and Milestones to mitigate deficiencies within USSOCOM Accredited and Certified training programs/sites.
  • Review joint context capabilities, identify joint training environment recommendations, share lessons learned, collect best practices, capture issues, and identify shortfalls affecting the ability to perform or support joint training within USSOCOM Accredited and Certified training programs/sites.
  • Represent DD JS J7 in the field providing the joint interface across the joint training enterprise and engage at the O-5 through O-7 level.
  • This position includes travel to locations within the supported organization’s area of responsibility.

Minimum Job requirements


  • Bachelor's degree - 6 years’ experience or Master’s degree - 4 years’ experience.  Additional experience may be used in lieu of degree.
  • 15 years of military experience
  • Operational level experience at a USSOCOM or Joint Task Force level staff
  • Ability to prioritize work and complete multiple tasks under various deadlines
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be organized and detailed oriented
  • Ability to travel to both CONUS and OCONUS locations in support of the task order (travel requirements 15%)
  • Active Top Secret clearance and be SCI eligible
  • Current U.S. Passport or ability to obtain a Passport


  • Graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College or Service/agency equivalent
  • Combatant Command or JS J7 Staff experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with and around senior military and government personnel
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following JNTC-accredited USSOCOM joint training programs:  Emerald Warrior, Sage Eagle (formerly named Jade Helm), Jaded Thunder, MARSOC Raven, and Trident.

Information Systems

  • Must be computer literate and proficient in MS Office Tools to include MS SharePoint and MS Teams

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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