Sr Afghan Cultural Advisor, SOF Joint Task Force

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Fort Bragg North Carolina United States Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Inc. is seeking a Senior Afghanistan Cultural Advisorto support the USSOCOM J3 SOJTF. The J3 SOJTF supports and coordinates responsive support to Special Operations Joint Task Forces day-to-day operations, crisis response, and contingency planning. SME support ensures deploying SOF gain effective cultural understanding, background and historical knowledge during their SOJTF pre-deployment training. Apply cultural, linguistic and historical expertise to mission analysis and planning. As required, advise current and future SOJTF commanders and staff on cultural, religion and other issues. Travel – Position will require travel to CONUS and OCONUS non-hazardous locations. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide relevant professional information to SOJTF-A concerning the historical, political, military, cultural, religious, and economic conditions and factors that personnel deploying to Afghanistan in support of SOF may encounter.
  • Provide information to SOJTF-A of key events, civilizations, empires, and personalities in Afghanistan’s history, and the critical role these factors perform in the current mission.
  • Provide information to SOJTF-A on the importance of the Afghan perspective and perceptions, contrasted against the U.S. perspective or perception, and how these differences and commonalities impact our ability to accomplish SOF objectives in Afghanistan.
  • Provide information to SOJTF-A on the main features of Afghanistan’s Physical geography, understand the key aspects of various regions and how their location in relation to Kabul influences Special Operations Forces operations.
  • Produce clear well written presentations, plans, briefings and papers to government personnel and GO/FO.
  • Assist in hosting/chairing meetings, visitations or conferences related to SOJTF operations, plans, emerging special operations opportunities and other initiatives.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least a minor in Middle Eastern studies
  • 5 years’ experience informing and briefing members of DoD on the historical, political, military, cultural, religious, and economic conditions and factors of Afghanistan
  • 6 months’ experience working in Afghanistan within the past 3 years.
  • 1 years’ experience working on the staff of or a supporting element of a SOJTF.
  • 3 years’ experience briefing and preparing written products for senior leaders (general officer/flag officer/senior executive service level)
  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance and eligible for SCI access

154137 Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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