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Principal Military Plans Analyst Trainer

Requisition ID: R10065818

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Suffolk, Virginia, 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 is seeking a Principal Military Plans Analyst Trainer to join our growing team of diverse professionals supporting our J7 program in Suffolk, Virginia.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates as a member of Deployable Training Teams (DTTs) comprised of active duty Observer Trainers (OTs) and contract Analyst Trainers (ATs) observing, training, and providing feedback to commanders and their staffs during Chairman’s Exercise Program (CEP) exercises and other joint and multinational exercises, as well as for Mission Rehearsal Exercises and Staff Assistance Visits for named operations

  • Researches national strategic documents, historical exercise documents, real world operations, the operating environment, command mission, organization, plans, and orders, and interagency and coalition policies, strategies, and plans

  • Conducts trend analysis, understands and improves battle rhythms, provides observation and training, ties phased operational to strategic thought, and develops feedback

  • Ascertains key command challenges at the operational and strategic levels of war and conducts cross-functional analysis of information gathered from joint exercises and training events for the development of lessons learned, insights, and best practices

  • Develops the Commander’s Facilitated After-Action Review (FAAR), Executive Summary Report (ESR), Combined Functional Report (CFR), and Internal After Action Review (IAAR), Post-event debriefs and summaries, and input to Joint Lessons Learned Information System (JLLIS)

  • Updates and maintains documents, articles, and periodicals such as "Joint Operations Insights and Best Practices" and joint functional area focus papers

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

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

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

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

  • Familiarity with Joint Planning Process (JPP)

  • Familiarity with crisis action planning

  • Understanding of staffs to support the commander’s decision cycle

  • Ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS as needed (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must be able to work on-site in Suffolk, Virginia

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret security clearance once aboard

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Combatant Command, Joint Task Force, Division, Afloat staff, or Wing staff experience

  • Ability to write concisely at an executive level

  • Joint Forces Staff College or Service equivalent

  • Experience with the preparation and conduct of seminars or study groups for flag officers

  • Ability to write and prepare operational orders and plans

  • Experience in the compilation and presentation in both written and oral formats of lessons learned and after action review material

  • Experience with operational planning efforts at the operational and strategic levels


Salary Range: $69,300 USD - $103,900 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.