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Northrop Grumman Military Trainer 2 / Forces Planner (Ground) - Instructor Controller in Suffolk, Virginia

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Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as a Military Trainer 2 / Forces Planner (Ground) - Instructor Controller . The location of this position is at Suffolk, VA .

The Forces Planner / Instructor Controller conducts research and analysis of friendly and adversarial ground capabilities and serves as the functional expert for the conceptualization, development and credible replication of friendly and opposing force (OPFOR) ground units, platforms, systems, weapons, munitions and tactics in computer-assisted joint and combined military exercises and mission rehearsals. This planner produces OPFOR Campaign Plans and Campaign Overview Briefs in support of joint training events.

The Forces Planner / Instructor Controller also operates models and simulations (M&S) to replicate friendly and OPFOR ground forces during military training exercises and systems tests. A qualified candidate must understand the use of tactics, techniques, and procedures and how to control ground forces in M&S. Current simulations include the Air Warfare Simulation (AWSIM), Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS), Joint Semi Automated Forces (JSAF), Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS), and JCATS Low Overhead Driver (JLOD). The planner develops M&S Systems Plans, trains M&S operators, and provides initial and refresher training on current M&S systems used for Joint Staff exercises.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS a minimum of 3 years of experience; Masters and a minimum 1 years of experience or 4 years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience as a commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, or DOD civilian equivalent

  • Must be willing and able to travel both CONUS and OCONUS in support of the program

  • Must possess an active Secret Clearance

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with operation of a military simulation model

  • An active TS/SCI clearance

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Job Category : Technical Support