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Northrop Grumman (DoD Skillbridge) Military Trainer – Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Work Area Commander, Fort Leavenworth, KS, FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS

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Northrop Grumman (DoD Skillbridge) Military Trainer – Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Work Area Commander, Fort Leavenworth, KS
Requisition ID: R10094308
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: No
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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Military Trainer – Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Work Area Commander (WAC) to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.  A Work Area Commander (WAC) is assigned as part of a team for Warfighter Exercise rotations to support Mission Command Training (MCT) Seminars, Warfighter (WFX)/Mission Rehearsal Exercises (MRX), and After-Action Review (AAR) process.  As a WAC, you will assist the World Class Opposing Forces (WCOPFOR) and OPFOR Support Division with preparation of Opposing Force orders, Simulation Control Plans, and other contract deliverables in support of Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) Warfighter Exercises and Mission Rehearsal Exercises and Seminars as needed.  You will participate as necessary in the Joint Exercise Lifecycle (JELC) planning events, working side-by-side, with other members of the Exercise and Simulation Support Directorates and the S35 Future Operations to plan and execute an MCTP Exercise rotations.  

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

–  Meets DoD SkillBridge Qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepares computer simulation with exercise scenario plan command and control graphics

Prepares computer simulation by placing assigned units into doctrinal formations, ensuring placement is situated to the terrain and is a tactically correct representation based on combat orders and the scenario

Ensures simulation fidelity is maintained throughout the exercise period

Inputs computer orders and generates reports as directed

Synchronizes Corps and Division echelon level Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance assets

Understands and practices OPFOR hybrid threat intelligence models

Coordinates Intelligence Operations between command post players and simulation

Manages OPFOR intelligence efforts for OPFOR Support Division and Headquarters Support Team (HST).

May deploy to various countries, as required, in support of U.S. military operations.

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 current Army ISR doctrine

Familiarity with current Army/Joint doctrine

Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

Highly proficient with MS Office suite of software (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access)

Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas

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

Preferred Qualifications:

U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, or Military Education Level 4 (MEL 4) equivalent Intermediate Level Education (ILE)

Graduate degree

A minimum of 2 years of experience in design, planning, configuration, and conduct of large-scale computer simulation exercises

Previous experience in computer-assisted simulation training

Experience in Warfighter’s Simulation (WARSIM)

Brigade or higher staff officer experience

Prior experience as an Observer Controller/Trainer (OC/T)


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

JBNGJ-R10094308 2023.05.06

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