Principal Military Trainer - Scenario and Operational Environment Planner Suffolk, VA

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 is seeking a Principal Military Trainer - Scenario and Operational Environment Planner to join our growing team of diverse professionals in Suffolk, Virginia . As a key member of the Joint Staff Support Team (JST) the selected candidate will conduct exercise Scenario planning and prepare Scenario and Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) products for Joint Staff J7 supported military training exercises and events. The Military Exercise Planner will perform their duties throughout the Joint Exercise Life Cycle (JELC) in coordination with supported military customers and JST leads.


  • Designs and plans exercise scenarios in a collaborative effort with training audience representatives, Desk Officers, and event planners

  • Delivers scenario products such as historical overviews, Road-to-Crisis (RTC), Operational Environment (OE) Overview, and other scenario products as each exercise evolves incrementally over the JELC

  • Coordinates and adjusts suspense dates based on the need and ability to develop products

  • Provides instruction in Joint Master Scenario Event List (JMSEL) operations to members of the Exercise Control Group

  • Attends exercise planning conferences and attend In-Progress Reviews and coordination meetings as required

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

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, or U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) civilian equivalent

  • Must possess an active U.S. DoD Secret security clearance with the a bility to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

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

  • Must be able to travel CONUS and OCONUS as needed (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must be able to work on-site in Suffolk, Virginia

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in the joint or service planning process

  • Active DoD TS/SCI security clearance

  • Working knowledge of JTIMS JMSEL and Legacy JMSEL

  • Joint Staff J7 Exercise/Event Experience

Salary Range: $71,400 - $107,000

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.

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