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Northrop Grumman (DoD Skillbridge) Principal Military Trainer – Fixed Wing Aviation Work Cell Instructor Controller (WIC)(AHT), Fort Leavenworth, KS, FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS

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Northrop Grumman (DoD Skillbridge) Principal Military Trainer – Fixed Wing Aviation Work Cell Instructor Controller (WIC)(AHT), Fort Leavenworth, KS
Requisition ID: R10094280
Category: Technical Support
Location: Fort Leavenworth, KS, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Military Trainer – Fixed Wing (FW) Aviation Work Cell Instructor Controller (WIC) to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.  The selected candidate will serve as the Warfighting Function (WfF) in garrison and exercise cell lead for a team of contractors supporting the Army’s Mission Command Training Program (MCTP).


In garrison, trains and officially certifies newly hired part time personnel on the utilization of Warfighter Simulation (WARSIM) and WfF specific simulation processes and procedures
Assists as required in the development of the simulation training POI
Assists as needed in maintaining the WARSIM WfF Data Base
Performs extra duties as assigned by the Operations Group Team Chief and Chief Exercise Senior Controller to include representing FW aviation during Rules and Work around boards
When required, assists in exercise design and scenario development by conducting site surveys and participating in planning conferences
Assists in developing HICOM orders and exercise plans, coordinating internal and external resources, monitoring planning progress and timelines, and preparing contract deliverable items
Maintains awareness and understanding of current and emerging Army & Joint doctrine for Army Brigades, Divisions, and Corps
During exercises, maintains direct liaison with the Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) and ensures missions scheduled on the Air Tasking Order (ATO) and missions dynamically tasked by the CAOC are flown in the simulation
As a secondary function, maintains direct liaison with the Opposing Forces Supreme High Command and ensures missions scheduled by OPFOR on the targeting synchronization matrix and those dynamically tasked are flown in the simulation
Ensures realistic effects are created within the simulation based on training objectives and commanders’ intent
Works closely with the USA exercise controllers and is the main point of contact when resolving and adjudicating unrealistic/unintended results
Supervises up to seven part and full time WICs during accomplishment of MCTP exercises
Supports the After Action Review (AAR) process by communicating significant events using the Workstation Reporting System (WRS) and detailed Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) reports

Basic Qualifications:

One of the following:
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of professional and/or military experience
Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of professional and/or military experience
Minimum Military Education Level (MEL) 4 CGSC or Equivalent; graduate of a related Advance Course
Must have or be able to obtain an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
Familiarity with current army and Joint Doctrine
Be physically capable of travel to both CONUS and OCONUS military installations (up to 25% of the time) and perform duty for up to twelve hours for shifts during WFX exercises
Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas
Meets DoD Skillbridge qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate degree
Brigade or higher staff officer experience
Active Secret clearance


Salary Range: $67,800 USD – $101,600 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.

What’s great about
Northrop Grumman
Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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