Sr. Principal Military Trainer - Fires Fort Bliss, TX

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 Sr. Principal Military Trainer - Fires to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas . The selected candidate will provide consulting expertise to military or defense clients as the Mission Training Complex (MTC) Fires Warfighting Function (WfF) Training Lead.

Responsibilities :

  • Serves as the senior Fires WfF Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the MTC.

  • Coaches, mentors, and trains Army Battalion, Brigade, and Division staffs in the art and science of Mission Command, targeting, and Fires Integration.

  • Plans, coordinates, prepares, and conducts battle staff exercises (STAFFEX), Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) workshops, command post exercises (CPXs), staff / Tactical Command Post proficiency training, and other supporting events at the battalion, brigade, and division level.

  • Develops home station training support packages and supporting scenarios that are relevant to the operating environment of the training unit, which will focus on the art and science of mission command.

  • Provides over-the-shoulder and observer controller/trainer support to the training unit, battalion through division level, throughout the exercise life cycle (ELC) from the initial planning conference through the final After-Action Review (AAR).

  • Provides over-the-shoulder coaching and mentoring to battalion-level and higher staffs in the integration and utilization of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) and the Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System (JADOCS) during the preparation, planning, and execution of military operations.

  • As required, serves as HICOM and/or EXCON OIC employing relevant scripted and dynamic master scenario event list injects in a fluid tactical environment and IAW unit training objectives.

  • Is fully conversant in the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) and how to use the MDMP to develop appropriate operations orders/fragmentary orders.

  • Coaches the unit Executive Officer (XO) / Chief of Staff in how to direct and synchronize the staff during planning and execution; conversant in the Rapid Decision-Making and Synchronization Process (RDSP).

Basic Qualifications :

  • One of the following:

  • High school diploma with a minimum of 14 years of professional leadership experience

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 10 years of professional leadership experience

  • Master's Degree with a minimum of 8 years of professional leadership experience

  • Active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

  • Military Education Level 4 (MEL 4) / Intermediate Level Education (ILE) or service equivalent

  • Former battalion (or higher) level Operations Officer (S3) or XO; alternately, a minimum of 3 years' experience as a Division-level Current Operations, Future Operations, or Future Plans officer

  • Possess significant understanding of Army doctrine, the integration of Fires into the planning and execution of operations, and the tactical application of MCIS at battalion-and-above levels

  • Working knowledge of Army Mission Command information Systems (MCIS) such as AFATDS, JADOCS, Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE), Command Post of the Future (CPoF), and the Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) / Joint Capabilities Release (JCR)

  • Familiarity with the tenets of Multi-Domain Operations

  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Bliss in Texas

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Former brigade (or higher) fire support officer (FSO); alternately, three years' experience in a Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD)

  • Former Armor, Infantry, Field Artillery, Engineer, or Aviation Battalion Commander; alternately, former Brigade Commander (of any type)

  • MEL 1 (Senior Service College Graduate)

  • Former instructor at the Fires Center of Excellence

  • Former Combat Training Center (CTC) Observer/Controller-Trainer

  • Working knowledge of MSEL development and providing an uncooperative, challenging Opposing Forces (OPFOR) during command post exercises

  • Working knowledge of and experience with Army simulation systems (i.e., IEWTPT; JLCCTC WARSIM; LVC-IA)

  • U.S. DoD Top Secret security clearance

  • A+ Certification

  • Security+ Certification

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

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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