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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Sr. Principal Military Trainer – Space Operations Scenario Writer / IAD – Scenario Enterprise / HQ Support Team

Requisition ID: R10107521

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Fort Leavenworth, KS, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identifies as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels.  SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as Active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

 - Has served at least 180 days on active duty
 - Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
 - Will receive an honorable discharge
 - Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
 - Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
 - Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship

The Space Operations Scenario Writer utilizes graduate level education, practical experience gained in Government and/or in the private sector, US Army / Joint training in space operations planning and execution to generate and configure storylines and injects that meet the demands of the new Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) environment, understanding of the Joint Targeting Process and Joint Operational Planning Process (JOPP) to include basic target development, target package development, and joint space operations planning. This includes planning space operations support to all joint domains and Army warfighting functions at echelon utilizing space capabilities to provide an operational advantage and protection coverage to the warfighter.


  • Supports the staff in planning the exercise and during execution managing the adjudication of space effects during exercises.
  • Provide scenario products supporting units in conducting the military decision-making process and/or JOPP.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in space operations.
  • Assist in replicating a realistic Operational Environment (OE) as related to the Space Domain and Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Broad technical knowledge of tactical, operational, and strategic level employment of space capabilities and integration into to the division, corps, and Army Service Component Command (ASCC) levels of command.
  • Broad technical knowledge of Department of Defense, Joint, Intelligence Community, and civil agencies/partners ability to provide integrated and timely capabilities to the warfighter
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the eight codified joint space capabilities:  space situational awareness; space control; precision, navigation, and timing; theater missile warning; satellite communications ; satellite operations; environmental monitoring; and space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
  • U.S. citizenship with an active / current DoD TS/SCI.
  • Contractor shall be familiar with all new and current Army and Joint regulations and publications applicable to this position prior to employment.
  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of professional leadership experience or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of professional leadership experience
  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of professional leadership experience
  • Experience working in a dynamic, ever-changing environment while producing quality work to demanding and evolving timescales and requirements.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software. Additionally, must be proficient in required software operating in an on-line collaborative environment to include the Army
  • Proficiency in the use of National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) Fusion Analysis & Development Effort (FADE) Multi-Intelligence Spatial Temporal Toolsuite (MIST) software and Bodhi software
  • Be able to travel in the United States and overseas to support simulation-based Army training exercises as needed (up to -50% of the time)
  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas
  • Meets DoD SkillBridge qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 40A operational experience within a division, corps, or ASCC Space Support Element (SSE) staff
  • Operational experience working with United States Army Space and Missile Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTAT) and United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)
  • Operational experience working in or in coordination with a Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) and Theater Director for Space Forces staffs
  • Joint targeting experience
  • Military Education Level (MEL) Code 4 and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) level 1
  • Graduate of Army Space Cadre Basic Course (ASCBC) phases 1 and 2, Army Space Operations Office Qualification Course (SOOQC), Space Force National Security Space Institute (NSSI) 200, or Space Force NSSI Space 300 course(s)


Salary Range: $84,100 USD - $126,100 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.