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Deployable Training Team (DTT) Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10091519

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Suffolk, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 (NGDS) sector is seeking a Deployable Training Team (DTT) Manager 1 to join our growing team of diverse professionals in Suffolk, Virginia.  The selected candidate will manage all DTT activities and serve as the primary interface to senior government personnel supporting our Joint Staff J7 customer.  The candidate will serve as the lead responsible for quality, accuracy, and timeliness of all deliverables and process management for DTT contract support.   The Manager Lead will directly interact with active military officers (O-4 through O-6), government civilians (GS 13 through GS 15) and numerous stakeholders within the Joint Staff J7.  The team supports DTT with management and execution of the Deployable Training Team mission with a special focus on Tier 1 Exercises conducted by Combatant Commands and Service Components.


  • Supervises DTT Analyst Trainer support to the Deployable Training Division (DTD)

  • Identifies DTD issues and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications within DTD

  • Directs work of employees assigned to the DTD from technical and administrative areas

  • Serves as the primary interface to senior government personnel within DTD

  • Serves as a key interface to Northrop Grumman program leadership, including facilitating reach back to other parts of Northrop Grumman possessing skills, technologies, or expertise beneficial to the DTT

  • Acts as a subject matter expert and analyst trainer in one of the following functional areas; C2, Fires, information Operations, Sustainment, or Planning in joint, multinational, interagency, and globally integrated operations

  • Integrates into, contributes to, and provides functional continuity in the Deployable Training Division., which consists of military Observer Trainers (OTs) and contractor Analyst Trainers (ATs)

  • Mentors, trains, and supports new OTs

  • Participates as a member of Deployable Training Teams (DTTs) comprised of OTs and 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

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

  • Understands strategic thought and direction as it guides and is influenced by campaign, deliberate, and crisis planning at the operational level

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

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

  • 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

  • Develops and facilitates seminars for the National Defense University’s Senior Leader Education Program Joint Operations Modules (PINNACLE, CAPSTONE, and KEYSTONE)

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • 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

  • Thorough understanding of, and experience in, C2 at the operational level

  • Joint Forces Staff College or Service equivalent

  • Must be willing to travel worldwide, to include areas considered hazardous duty

  • 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

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

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

  • Current U.S. Passport or ability to obtain a Passport

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

  • Understanding of the Joint Planning Process (JPP)

  • 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: $76,500 USD - $114,700 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.