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Northrop Grumman Fighter Pilot/WSO - Senior Principal Mission Planner in Langley AFB, Virginia

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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Fighter Pilot/WSO - Senior Principal Mission Planner . The location of this position is at Langley AFB, VA. The qualified candidate will facilitate the daily execution of Large Force Employment (LFE) and Small Team Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) events for the Distributed Training Center (DTC).

Responsibilities include a thorough knowledge of F-22A, F-35A/B/C, F-15C, F-15E, F-16CM, or F/A-18C/D/E/F/G employment and training requirements. The Principal Mission Specialist will facilitate the DTC's support of daily Combat Air Forces (CAF) DMO training through scheduling, scenario development, mission materials, brief, execution and debrief support for Large Force Employment (LFE) and Small Team events. The candidate may attend CAF exercise planning conferences, meetings and site visits to gain a better understanding unit training requirements.

To accomplish these unit training requirements he/she will develop executable Computer Generated Forces (CGF) scenarios, mission materials and briefs for the diverse aircrew training audience. The Principal Mission Specialist is the fighter focal point for the execution of the DMO missions while acting as the white force. He/she will assist the DTC Mission Director in regulating the flow of timely injects throughout the training event.

Additional duties may include:

Candidate may provide consulting expertise to military and/or defense clients to develop and evaluate military training and doctrine. Candidate may provide specialized planning and/or execution expertise in specialized phases of military training exercises--including doctrinal development, scenario development, after action review and data analysis.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years' of experience in fighter aircraft

  • Experienced Fighter Pilot/WSO

  • Thorough knowledge of AFTTP 3-1 fighter employment

  • Operationally relevant experienced within the past 10 years (simulator experience considered)

  • Secret Clearance with ability to upgrade to TS/SCI and SAP/SAR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mission Commander and/or Instructor Pilot/WSO

  • Thorough knowledge of AFTTP 3-1 SEAD/D-SEAD employment

  • Experience with CAF DMO exercises and simulations

  • Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI

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Job Category : Technical Support