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Staff Military Trainer – Movement and Maneuver

Requisition ID: R10096208

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Fort Leavenworth, KS, 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

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Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as Staff Military Trainer – Headquarter Support Team Planner / Scenario Designer. The location of this position is at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) trains Army Corps, Divisions, and Brigades in the Army Mission Command Systems and Operations Process. This is done thru an integrated simulation to replicate a robust Operating Environment (OE). Units conduct exercises in Large Scale Combat Operations with all appropriate operational variables that would be present in a theater of operations in order to develop efficiency in the operations process.

Plans Team Responsibilities

The Plans Team serves as the integrating cell to develop a comprehensive and coherent scenario that challenges each training audience at echelon, across all War Fighting Functions. This is done by conducting Exercise Design thru the Military Decision Making Process to produce scenarios, BLUFOR Higher Headquarters (HICOM) Orders, OPFOR Higher Headquarters Orders, and any special instructions to the Exercise Control Group.  In execution the Plans Team personnel integrate with the HICOM to enable their scenario understanding and processes.

  • Conduct mission analysis of higher headquarters guidance (CSA, FORSCOM, CAC)
  • Integrate training audience training objective into a coherent scenario
  • Review training audience plans and orders
  • Coordinate and synchronizing warfighting functions in all plans and orders
  • Develop plans, orders, branches, and sequels
  • Write HICOM orders for each respective Warfighter Exercise
  • Enable HICOM understanding, processes, and inputs to achieve desired training conditions

Individual Responsibilities

Movement and maneuver planners are responsible for enabling scenario development, planning, and orders development to stimulate specific exercise training needs.

  • Operationally apply current Army and Joint Doctrine to develop WfF appropriate concepts for respective scenarios
  • Write Orders and WfF Annexes at the Corps and Land Component level to direct operations based on the developed concept
  • Integrate additional WfF personnel as required to facilitate planning and execution
  • Set the conditions for scripted stimulus and injects by foreshadowing problem sets in the in orders
  • Incorporate best practices into the planning process and products that provide training audiences an example to follow
  • Anticipate, account for, and respond to WfF specific RFIs associated with the scenario and order
  • Develop and present appropriate training to inform exercise support staff (MCTP, HICOM, Exercise Control Group) about the scenario and orders
  • Coordinate with adjacent divisions, Operations Groups, and organizations as directed
  • Attend weekly Operational Planning Team (OPT) meetings for respective exercises to facilitate common understanding

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree with 15 years’ experience

- U.S. Army Command and General Staff College or service equivalent

- U.S. Military service as a Field Grade Officer (COL, LTC)

- Familiar with current Army and Joint doctrine

- Must possess and active DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

- Master's Degree with 15 years of experience

- U.S. Army War College or service equivalent

- Mastery of current Army and Joint doctrine

- Should have experience as an OCT (Observer, Coach, Trainer) and as a WFX participant

- Leadership experience in the Army CTC program, preferably MCTP

Salary Range: $104,200 USD - $156,400 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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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.