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Higher Command Support Team Sustainment SME

Valiant Integrated Services Remote, OR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

This position is a fulltime Exempt (salary) position, supporting the ARNG Mission Training Complexes and other DOD locations. The Higher Command Support Team will teach, coach, train, and mentor ARNG Division and Brigade Commanders and Staff counterparts in the philosophy of Mission Command, and the art and science of command and control (C2). May support work originating from any/all of the following locations/regions:

  • Camp Atterbury, IN

  • Ft. Chaffee, AR

  • Camp Dodge, IA

  • Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA

  • Gowen Field, ID

  • Ft. Leavenworth, KS

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Replicate the Sustainment Warfighting Function (WFF) and serve as the Higher Command (HICOM) G1/4 staff principle.

  • Establish a tactical battle-rhythm consisting of key HICOM Meetings, Boards, and Working Groups that drive training unit Mission Command C2 processes. HICOM battle rhythm events will include Battlefield Update Briefings; Commander's Update Briefings; Targeting Meetings; ISR Synchronization Meetings; Sustainment Boards, Protection Boards, etc.

  • Prepare and deliver daily Air Tasking Orders (ATO); Operational Summaries (OPSUMS), Intelligence Summaries (INTSUMS); Operations Plans and Orders (OPLANS and OPORDS); Warning and Fragmentary Orders (WARNORDS and FRAGORDS).

  • Prepare and issue all Joint Exercise Lifecyle Products in analog format, and digitally via the appropriate Mission Command Information System (CPCE, CPOF, DCGS-A, AFATDS, TAIS, AMDWS, JCR, etc.).

  • Coordinate, train, and manage augmenter's that are provided by the training unit's State JFHQ or a sister unit within the State.

  • Coordinate for MCTSP provided MCIS "white-boxes" to equip the HICOM.

  • Role-play notional higher and adjacent units throughout the exercise.

  • Prepare and submit input and participate in informal and formal exercise After Action Reviews.

  • Attend all planning conferences.

  • Develop the overarching "road-to-war" scenario to include higher headquarters TACSOPS, PSOPS, and KM SOPS; WARNORDS, OPORDS, and FRAGORDS in accordance with established timelines.

  • Prepare a Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) for non-simulation supported training objectives requiring manual injects to stimulate.

  • Coordinate with OST/EST's and Simulation Support Teams to ensure accurate replication of the opposing forces, the training audience, and notional echelons above Brigade (or Division) higher and adjacent units.

  • Support pre-exercise staff exercises (STAFFEX) in training Commanders and Staff in Operational Design, the Operations Process, the Military Decision Making Process, Command Post Operations, Role-Duties-Functions of Command Post Personnel, and other such topics to meet Commander's training objectives and prepare units to effectively conduct Mission Command, and command and control processes.

  • Prepare all JELC related products to ensure robust replication, and immersion of the training audience within the Operational Environment. Resultant is an exercise that sets the context for doctrinally precise, realistic, stressful, and high-tempo Unified Land Operations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Educational Equivalent: MS or MA degree, subject immaterial. Graduate of a military Senior Service College, preferred.

  • Experience: Must have a background of at least (20) twenty years' experience in the Army or ARNG, and a minimum of two years' experience with exercise planning using the JELC process. Must have senior Army or ARNG leadership experience with positions in training management backgrounds and Combat Training Center experience. Individuals who have successfully served as a Brigade staff principle, preferred (Division or Corps staff principle, preferred) within the specific WFF they represent. Must have successfully commanded at the MTOE Battalion (Brigade level command preferred) within their respective WFF.

  • Specific Knowledge & Skills Required: Experienced in large scale live and constructive exercises, doctrinal experts within their respective WFF, and familiar with Army Mission Command Information Systems.

  • Licenses/Certifications/Registrations, etc.: Must possess a valid State Driver's License and maintain Post driving privileges. Must have a Secret security clearance and be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance and meet other eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must be able to successfully pass the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Awareness compact disk--read-only memory (CD-ROM) course as a minimum training requirement.

  • Communication Skills: Able to read, write and speak fluent English. Must be able to listen with comprehension to assist fellow associates with duties/requests. Must have excellent verbal communication skills for interfacing with military and civilian personnel.

  • Physical/Mental Abilities Required: Ability to use good judgment and common sense when performing job functions. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks at the same time under stressful conditions. The highest level of confidentiality and loyalty is required.

Working Conditions:

Position: Office environment, occasionally outdoors. Occasional exposure to natural conditions existing at different location around the US.

Work Week: Monday-Friday (may vary based on mission requirements)

Work Hours: 0800 - 1700 (may vary based on mission requirements)

Overtime: As Required

Travel: Often

Physical Factors:

The following terms are used to describe the percent of time spent performing the physical factors below: occasionally (1%-33%); frequently (34%-66%); continuously (67%-100%).

Standing: occasionally Reaching: occasionally

Walking: occasionally Stretching: occasionally

Lifting: occasionally Pushing: occasionally

Moving: occasionally Pulling: occasionally

Bending: occasionally Climbing: occasionally

Stooping: occasionally Balancing: occasionally

Twisting: occasionally Kneeling: occasionally

Crouching: occasionally Sitting: occasionally

Equipment/Tools Used:

Common office equipment -- Computer, fax machine, copier, multi-line telephone and motor vehicle.

Other Work-Related Duties As May Be Assigned:

The foregoing statement of qualification and representative work performed is only by way of illustration of the experience and ability required for the work and is not any limitation or description of the scope of the work assignments which may be required of this job.


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