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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Military Trainer - Targeting Team Lead, Scenario Design in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr. Principal Military Trainer - Targeting Team Lead, Scenario Design for employment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas . This position is in support of the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) and trains Army Corps, Divisions, and Brigades in the Army Mission Command Systems and Operations Process. MCTP facilitates Army simulation exercises replicating a robust Operating Environment (OE) for units to conduct Large Scale Combat Operations.

Targeting Team

This team is part of Scenario Design and works with Plans and CUOPS to develop the HICOM targeting plan. This includes development of the JTL, JPTL, and targeting packets. The team travels to exercises and will be split between the HICOM and ECG to maintain the appropriate situational awareness and control for the exercises.

  • In planning, serves as part of the Plans Team to develop operational environments, scenarios, and HICOM orders for execution.

  • In preparation, the team develop and refines targeting packets at the HICOM level and above. This is done using the MIDB, JTT, and the scenario being used.

  • In execution, facilitates the targeting process at the HICOM level and above as a core member of the HICOM TWG and TDB IOT ensure the exercise is creating the desired training conditions.

  • During the ELC (Exercise Life Cycle), the team serves as a conduit and liaison between Scenario Design, MCTP, and the respective training unit fires sections. This includes participating and facilitating the Exercise Design Targeting Working Group as appropriate.

Individual Responsibilities

Contract lead for the team and deputy to the military lead of the Targeting Team. Directs, integrates, and synchronizes the team efforts and serves as the continuity to the holistic fires system.

  • Facilitate the respective WFX HICOM

  • Integrate additional WfF personnel to facilitate planning and execution

  • Anticipate, account for, and respond to WfF specific RFIs associated with the scenario and order

  • Operationally apply current doctrine to develop WfF appropriate concepts

  • Write Orders and WfF Annexes at the Corps and Land Component level

  • Set the conditions for scripted stimulus and injects by foreshadowing problems in the in orders

  • Incorporate best practices into the planning process and products

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience or Master’s Degree with 8 years’ experience

  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, or MEL 4 equivalent Intermediate Level Education (ILE)

  • U.S. Military service as a Field Grade Officer (COL, LTC)

  • Familiar with current Army and Joint doctrine

  • Must possess and active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Proficient with AFATADS

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Graduate Degree

  • U.S. Army War College or service equivalent

  • Mastery of current Army and Joint doctrine

  • Experience as an OCT (Observer, Coach, Trainer) and as a WFX participant

  • Experience targeting using MIDB and JTT

Salary Range: $81,400.00 - $122,000.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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